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Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean is the biggest gainer of the week, taking off from the movie’s blockbuster success to move #24-19, with a 24% increase in sales.
NOW THAT’S WHAT WE CALL
AN ALBUM CHART
New Sony BMG Compilation #1 With 334k, Pimp C, Thom Yorke, Muse Crash Top 10 Party
Now that’s more like it.

Sony Music Group’s Now 22 breathes some life into the summer chart this week with a #1 debut and 388k in sales, which tops the 334k first-week total of UTV’s Now 21 last April.

This edition includes recent hits like Rihanna’s “S.O.S.,” Sean Paul’s “Temperature,” Chamillionaire’s “Ridin’,” T-Pain’s “I’m N Luv (Wit a Stripper),” Three 6 Mafia’s “Poppin’ My Collar,” Daniel Powter’s “Bad Day,” KT Tunstall’s “Black Horse & the Cherry Tree” and Kelly Clarkson’s “Walk Away,” among others.

Asylum/Rap-A-Lot Lone Star hip-hopper Pimp C nails the second spot with a total of 90k, as Radiohead leader Thom Yorke’s solo bow The Eraser on XL Recordings through ADA, debuts at #3, selling 85k.

WB’s Muse was the other Top 10 newcomer, landing at #7 with 49k in sales. The rest of the Top 10 includes Geffen’s Nelly Furtado (#4), Downtown/Atlantic’s Gnarls Barkley (#5), Lyric Street’s Rascal Flatts (#6), Disney’s High School Musical (#8), Def Jam/IDJ’s Rihanna (#9) and last week’s #1, Lost Highway/IDJ’s Johnny Cash American V album (#10).

Epic’s MTV teen reality star Cheyenne Kimball (#16), Koch rapper JR Writer (#22) and Sanctuary/Drive-Thru emo-rockers Early November (#28) are the other three chart debuts.

Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean is the biggest gainer of the week, taking off from the movie’s blockbuster success to move #24-19, with a 24% increase in sales. Universal Republic rockers Hinder are next (#43-33, +23%), followed by A&M Interscope’s Pussycat Dolls (#18-12, +20%), Capitol’s surging Corinne Bailey Rae (#20-18, +14%), Curb’s Tim McGraw (#31, +13%) and Maverick/WB’s Wreckers (#40-35, +13%).

Next week, look for Epic’s Los Lonely Boys to crack the Top 50 with the follow-up album to their 2004 multi-platinum debut. Also hitting the street will be new releases from New Door’s Alien Ant Farm, Elektra’s Third Eye Blind and Epic’s Eighteen Visions.

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