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Weezer’s new self-titled DGC/Interscope release, already dubbed by fans “The Red Album,” will ride a diet of the hit single “Porn and Beans” to a debut in the 150k range, fighting it out with Capitol’s Now 28.

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Reprise Rockers Top the Chart with 230k+ Total, Weezer, Now 28 Also Hot
Windy City rockers Disturbed are popular not just in the yeshiva, where they attract a following from lead singer David Draiman’s background as an Orthodox Jew, but apparently on the HITS charts as well.

Mazel tov, guys. The Reprise act’s fourth album, Indestructible, appears to be just that, with one-day retail reports pegging it at a first-week total of 230-250k, which should make it #1 next Tuesday.

The band’s previous two albums, 2005’s double-platinum Ten Thousand Fists, and 2002’s platinum Believe, both debuted at #1.

Weezer’s new self-titled DGC/Interscope release, already dubbed by fans “The Red Album,” will ride a diet of the hit single “Porn and Beans” to a debut in the 150k range, fighting it out with Capitol’s Now 28.

Universal Motown pop R&B songstress Ashanti’s The Declaration looks to be in the 80k range.

Journey is the latest brand name act to go the exclusive Wal-Mart route with their latest, Revelation, the first with new lead singer Arnel Pineda, which should do around 80k as well.

Jewel’s first country album, Perfectly Clear, for Big Machine’s Valory label, in on target for a total of 50k.

The market was pretty much flat vs. last week, down 13% vs. same week last year and now off 11% year-to-date. Anyone know where we can get a tank of black market gas below $4?

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