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That gives Jive's Tom Carrabba and Joe Riccitelli two chart-toppers in two weeks after Chris Brown's #1 bow.

BRITNEY'S "HOLD" ON #1

Wiz Khalifa, Radiohead, Snoop Dogg and Mary Mary Enter the Top 10
Britney’s back on top. With her seventh Jive/JLG studio album, Femme Fatale, Spears debuts at #1 on the HITS Album Sales chart, with a total of 279k. Her last release, 2008’s Circus, sold 505k its first week, though that came out in December of that year.

That gives Jive's Tom Carrabba and Joe Riccitelli two chart-toppers in two weeks after Chris Brown's #1 bow.

Atlantic rapper Wiz Khalifa turns out to be the week’s biggest surprise, debuting at #2 with his third album, Rolling Papers, and first for a major, which racks up a nifty 192k for the Pittsburgh Steelers fan whose “Black and Yellow” served as the team’s theme song, and now has “Roll Up” climbing the Urban charts.

XL/Columbia U.K. pop diva Adele’s 21 continues its run, closing in on a million sold in the U.S. at #3, adding another 94k to its total, followed by Jive/JLG’s Brown at #4, and Universal International’s benefit album Songs for Japan rounding out the leaders at #5.

The physical release of Radiohead’s The King of Limbs on their own TBD label (through RED) will add some 60k to its unannounced digital total, good for a #6 bow. DS/ Priority/EMI’s Snoop Dogg album, Doggumentary, debuts at #8, while Columbia Grammy-winning gospel duo Mary Mary have Something Big going on as it enters at #10.

Arista/RMG’s Jennifer Hudson (#7) and Gospocentric’s Kirk Franklin (#8) are the other holdovers, giving Jive/RCA four and Sony Music six of the Top 10, respectively.

Other newcomers include WaterTower Music’s Sucker Punch soundtrack (#24), ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy: The Music Event album (#27), Island/IDJ’s Sum 41 (#31), Metal Blade’s Amon Amarth (#33), Atrevida’s Sara Ramirez (#35), Rostrum’s Mac Miller (#37), two separate Heavy on Grind/EMI albums from rapper E-40 (#44, #45), Verve Forecast’s Boney James (#48) and Roadrunner’s Within Temptation (#49).

Roswell/RCA/RMG’s Foo Fighters Greatest Hits re-enters at #40 in anticipation of the band’s upcoming album and, fresh off his Idol tribute and SNL appearance with Leon Russell, Island/IDJ’s Elton John Rocket Man Number Ones is back on the chart at #47, thanks to an aggressive low price at Amazon to promote its new Cloud Drive service.

The week’s double-digit gainers are Capitol/EMI’s Katy Perry (#24-16, +15%) and Atlantic’s Kid Rock (#41-39, +12%).

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