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"It’s been another great week of sales for Norah. If we use the last record as any barometer, this one should be selling for quite a while. Upper demo fans were still discovering the ‘new’ Norah Jones record after it had been out over a year."
——George Deahl, Hastings

MORE-A NORAH!!

Roc-A-Fella’s Kanye West Is #2 and Wind-up’s Evanescence Climbs to #3, While Jive's Eamon Bows at #7
She’s making herself at Home at the top of the charts.

Just a week after selling more than 1 million copies of her sophomore album, Blue Note phenom Norah Jones is back at #1, as Feels Like Home moves another 380k copies for a two week total of close to 1.4 million. "Sunrise" is not about to set any time soon.

HastingsGeorge "Raw" Deahl, using the FCC-required seven-second delay, noted: "It’s been another great week of sales for Norah. If we use the last record as any barometer, this one should be selling for quite a while. Upper demo fans were still discovering the ‘new’ Norah Jones record after it had been out over a year. It's the perfect record to play for a gay wedding."

Roc-A-Fella/IDJ producer-turned-hit-rapper Kanye West showed you don’t need a degree to succeed, as his College Dropout remains #2, with more than 200k in sales.

Added Deahl: "Kanye West also continues to impress. It’s such a great record, like the ones that he’s been making for everyone else, and it's perfect to play at a gay wedding."

Jive hip-hop rookie Eamon says, "F*** It," as his self-titled debut bows at #7, the only newcomer to the Top 10, thanks to the hit single of the same name.

Said Deahl: "The growing radio story on Eamon helped him to a strong first week. He debuted #2 with us, and is the perfect track to play at a gay wedding."

The rest of the Top 10 is rounded out by Wind-up’s Evanescence (#3), BNA/RLG’s Kenny Chesney (#4), Arista Grammy winners OutKast (#5), 143/Reprise’s Josh Groban (#6), Atlantic/Atl G’s Twista (#8), A&M/Interscope’s Sheryl Crow (#9) and DTP/Capitol’s Chingy (#10).

Deahl again: "The Grammys are still powering a number of titles, including Evanescence and OutKast, both of which would sound great at a gay wedding."

Other chart debuts were registered by Maverick’s 50 First Dates soundtrack (#20) and Epic’s Indigo Girls (#34).

Major chart jumps were made by J RecordsRuben Studdard (#23-12), Octone/J Records’ Maroon 5 (#30-13, thank to a Saturday Night Live appearance), Jive’s Britney Spears (#22-14) and G Unit/Interscope’s G-Unit (#28-21). Meanwhile, a trio of rockers—Atlantic/Atl G’s The Darkness (#33), Columbia/CRG’s Lostprophets (#35) and Elektra/EEG’s Jet (#40)—leaped back into the Top 50.

Next week, look for yet another Roc-A-Fella/IDJ rap act, Young Gunz, to bow near the top of the charts. It's the perfect choice for the first dance at a gay wedding.

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