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There will be some debuts, however, headed by Interscope 50 Cent posse G-Unit, which should finish just behind the big three with a one-week total of 110k for its new album.

NO CHART FIREWORKS THIS WEEK

Coldplay, Lil Wayne and Camp Rock Will Dominate, With G-Unit, Mayer the Top Debuts
Don’t expect too many fireworks at music retail over the Fourth of July weekend.

Coldplay’s Capitol Music Group album Viva La Vida, Lil Wayne’s Cash Money/Universal Motown release Tha Carter III and Disney’s Camp Rock soundtrack will once again dominate next week’s chart, according to one-day sales reports from around the good ole U.S. of A as it prepares to celebrate its 232nd birthday in high style.

There will be some debuts, however, headed by Interscope 50 Cent posse G-Unit, which should finish just behind the big three with a one-week total of 110k for its new album, T.O.S. (Terminate on Sight), their first in five years.

Columbia serial dater John Mayer is up next with his new CD/DVD live album, Where the Light Is, which should do around 70k. Hopefully, it will include some of his excellent between-song stand-up patter as well as photos of his Caribbean vacation with Jennifer Aniston.

Veteran Kansas City rapper Tech N9ne return with Killer, on his own Strange Music label, distributed through UMGD’s Fontana, which looks like it could do 40k.

Epic’s Chicago proto-punks Alkaline Trio are back with their major label debut, Agony and Irony, with a target of 35-40k in first-week sales.

Disney High School Musical ingénue (and Zac Efron squeeze) Vanessa Hudgens is in the 25-30k area for her new Hollywood Records solo album, Identified.

Asylum mixtape Jim Jones Presents Byrdgang looks headed for 20k in sales, followed by Epic’s Los Lonely Boys’ third solo album, Forgiven, at 15-20k

The market was down 8% vs. last week, down 13% vs. same week last year and now down 11% year-to-date.

Just be sure not to blow off any of your fingers handling fireworks this week, kids.

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