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The biggest release this week will be XL Recordings’ Vampire Weekend, with their eagerly anticipated sophomore album, Contra.

KE$HA’S AN ANIMAL!

With Boyle, Gaga, Keys and Blige, Divas are Dominant on the Chart
Ke$ha lives up to the dollar sign in her name this week.

The Kimosabe/RCA/RMG pop phenom, whose “TiK ToK” has topped the iTunes download tally, climbs to #1 on the HITS Album Sales chart with her major label bow, Animal, racking up 151k in its first week. That total helped put 2010 ahead of the same week last year for sales of the Top 15 titles.

It’s also enough to end the six-week reign of Columbia’s Susan Boyle, who lands at #2, adding another 93k to a total that’s nearing 3.2 million.

Interscope’s Lady Gaga, with The Fame deluxe edition, is #3, followed by a pair of fellow divas in J/RMG’s Alicia Keys (#4) and Geffen’s Mary J. Blige (#5), rounding out the leaders.

Rhino’s Alvin & the Chipmunks The Squeakuel soundtrack continues strong at #6, with Big Machine’s Taylor Swift (#7), Interscope’s Black Eyed Peas (#8), Island/IDJ’s Justin Bieber (#9) and Interscope’s Lady Gaga The Fame Monster EP (#10) giving IGA chief Jimmy Iovine four of the new year’s Top 10. Look for Gaga, Swift and the Peas to continue to ride their momentum into Grammy night, where all three are up for multiple awards.

Other chart newcomers include Verve Forecast’s former American Idol runner-up Katherine McPhee’s Unbroken (#27) and Legacy/RCA/RMG’s Elvis Presley compilation 75 (#43). 

Top 50 re-entries go to Provident/Reunion’s Casting Crowns (#37), Capitol Nashville’s Darius Rucker (#38), Curb’s Tim McGraw (#44), SRC/Universal Motown’s Melanie Fiona (#45) and Priority/EMI’s Snoop Dogg (#46).

The biggest gainer is Capitol Nashville’s Lady Antebellum, whose single, “Need You Now,” is starting to cross over to Top 40, moving the album #22-16, +4%.

Other major movers include Music World/Columbia’s Beyonce (#39-29), Roadrunner’s Nickelback (#46-30), Blue Note/EMI’s Norah Jones (#40-32) and Atlantic’s Avatar soundtrack (#45-34).

The biggest release this week will be XL RecordingsVampire Weekend, with their eagerly anticipated sophomore album, Contra. Also debuting is Musicworks/EMI’s Omarion.

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