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Next week, the big story will be Prince’s Planet Earth, his first release on Columbia.

NOW 25 + COLBIE=WOW!

Yellowcard, The Rocket Summer, Rooney, Boys Like Girls Debut in Top 50
The digital era is now in full effect.

UTV/UMe’s Now 25 may be #1, but Universal Republic’s Colbie Caillat is the big story this week on HITS’ Album Sales Chart, translating an iTunes free download into a Top 5 debut.

The long-running compilation of hits sells 224k to finish on top, but the ability for fans to create their own hits compilations via online retailers has certainly cut down on the series’ popularity with a first-week total that is the lowest in its 25-album history.

That was still enough to turn back the challenge of Disney’s two-CD Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley CD, the only other album in six figures at  #2 with 112k.

Grand Hustle/Atlantic rapper T.I. slips to #3 after two weeks at #1, with his album T.I. vs. T.I.P. selling another 92k.

New Line’s Hairspray soundtrack takes advantage of the film’s impressive box office opening to move #16-4, with a total of 70k that represents a whopping 81% increase. Not even John Travolta in drag can ruin this one.

Malibu singer/songwriter Caillat is the big shocker, with her debut album Coco selling 53k to finish at #5, thanks in large part to impressive iTunes activity.

A&M/Interscope’s Fergie (#6), WB’s Linkin Park (#7), Universal Republic’s Amy Winehouse (#8), Roadrunner’s Nickelback (#9) and Island’s Bon Jovi (#10) round out the Top 10.

Other chart newcomers include Capitol’s Yellowcard (#11), Island’s The Rocket Summer (#43), Geffen’s Rooney (#44) and Columbia’s Boys Like Girls (#50).

Aside from Hairspray, the week’s big gainers are Hollywood’s Plain White T’s, riding #31-21 with a 20% increase, thanks to the chart-topping single, “Hey There Delilah.” Other gainers include Interscope’s Timbaland (#33, +7%), Curb’s Tim McGraw (#34, +9%) and Jive/ZLG’s Justin Timberlake (#40-35, +8%).

Next week, the big story will be Prince’s Planet Earth, his first release on Columbia. The Epic EP from rapper Yung Berg as well as Billy Ray Cyrus' Buena Vista bow are also coming out today.

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