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The week’s big gainer is New West’s Crazy Heart soundtrack, which includes Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett’s Oscar-winning “The Weary Kind,” moving #29-27, +32%.
LADY A-GAIN!
Six Debuts in the Top 10, Including Blake Shelton, Danny Gokey and Almost Alice Soundtrack
On this week’s HITS Album sales chart, it’s all about two times a Lady.

Capitol Nashville’s Lady Antebellum, whose Need You Now is the year’s first platinum-plus release, returns to #1, logging in another 124k in sales for a total approaching 1.3 million.

That was enough to dislodge Epic’s Sade album, Soldier of Love, from the top spot after three weeks, with another 76k in sales bringing her cumulative total close to 900k.

Jimmy Iovine’s one-two punch of Interscope’s Lady Gaga (#7) and Black Eyed Peas (#8) are the only other holdovers, as six newcomers crash the Top 10, with Warner Bros. Nashville’s Blake Shelton six-song album, Hillbilly Bone, leading the way at #3, selling 72k in its debut week.

19/RCA Nashville American Idol alum Danny Gokey’s My Best Days bows at #4, with Buena Vista’s Almost Alice companion album to the Tim Burton-Johnny Depp box office champ debuting at #5.

Geffen’s Lifehouse (#6), Beluga Heights/WB’s J. R. Rotem discovery, Jason Derulo (#9), and Mercury’s Easton Corbin (#10) round out the new entries in the Top 10.

Jive/JLG’s Raheem Devaughn (#11), E1 Music’s DJ Khaled (#13), Verve Forecast’s Jamie Cullum (#41) and Side One Dummy’s Flogging Molly (#48) are all Top 50 newcomers.

The week’s big gainer is New West’s Crazy Heart soundtrack, which includes Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett’s Oscar-winning “The Weary Kind,” moving #29-27, +32%. Atlantic’s Trey Songz makes the second-biggest gain at #24, +31%. MCA Nashville’s Josh Turner goes Haywire with a double-digit rise at #21, +11%.

Also in the black are Island/IDJ’s Justin Bieber (#15, +7%), Reprise’s Michael Buble (#26, +6%), Cash Money/Universal Motown’s Young Money (#32, +6%), Lady Gaga’s Fame Monster EP (#16, +5%), Atlantic’s Zac Brown Band (#19, +5%), J RecordsAlicia Keys (#20, +5%) and Sony’s Now 32 (#36, +5%).

DTP/Island/IDJ’s Ludacris looks headed for a #1 debut next week, while Virgin/EMI’s Gorillaz, MCA Nashvile’s Gary Allan, Columbia’s Broken Bells and Sparrow/EMI’s Christian compilation Passion Awakening all hit retail this week, with expected chart debuts next Tuesday. Also, look for several of the Jimi Hendrix Experience Hendrix/Legacy catalog reissues, along with the brand-new Valleys of Neptune, to crack our Top 50.

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