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Her follow-up to The Emancipation of Mimi sets an all-time record for the diva with first-week sales of 475k, more than five times the total of the runner-up.

CAREY’S ON AT #1

Leona Lewis, Lady Antebellum, Hannah Montana and Now 27 Also in Top 5
It doesn’t take a genius to realize Mariah Carey’s new Island/IDJ album, E=MC2, is a smash.

Her follow-up to The Emancipation of Mimi sets an all-time record for the diva with first-week sales of 475k, more than five times the total of the runner-up, J RecordsLeona Lewis, at 90k, after last week’s #1 debut.

Capitol Nashville act Lady Antebellum is the top newcomer at #3, with 47k.

Disney’s Hannah Montana Best of Both Worlds Concert is one of the week’s top gainer, moving #27-4, +151%, second only to Rhino’s Juno soundtrack, riding the release of the movie DVD, #43-7, +195%.

The rest of the Top 10 includes SBMG/Commercial Music Group’s Now 27 (#5), MCA Nashville’s George Strait (#6), Razor & Tie’s Alvin & the Chipmunks (#8), Big Machine/Universal Republic’s Taylor Swift (#9) and Warner Bros.R.E.M. (#10).

Vagrant’s Thrice (#18), Virgin’s Tristan Prettyman (#19), Nickelodeon’s Naked Brothers Band (#31), Spinefarm’s Children of Bodom (#34), Atlantic’s Rush (#36) and Astralwerks’ The Kooks (#39) all made their chart bows.

Mercury Nashville’s Sugarland (#45), Rounder’s Robert Plant & Alison Krauss (#46) and Def Jam/IDJ’s Janet Jackson (#47) all re-enter the Top 50.

Aside from Hannah Montana, Juno and Taylor Swift (+15%), the other double-digit gainers for the week include Downtown/Atlantic’s Gnarls Barkley (#31-20, +14%) and Warner Bros.Linkin Park (#46-41, +20%).

Other positive flow was experienced by Epic’s Sara Bareilles (#20-17, +4%), Universal Republic’s Colbie Caillat (#30-27, +3%), Geffen’s Mary J. Blige (#37-35, +9%), Geffen’s Keyshia Cole (#43, +4%), Capitol Nashville’s Trace Adkins (#48, +6%) and Eleven Seven Music’s Buckcherry (#49, +2%)

Next week, look for chart landings by Geffen’s Ashlee Simpson and Sub Pop’s Flight of the Conchords, while Warner Bros.’ final Madonna studio album, Hard Candy, hits retail on Tuesday (4/29).

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