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The week’s biggest gainer is Universal Republic’s Florence + the Machine, moving #45-14, +162%, thanks to her show-stopping VMA performance of “Dog Days Are Over.”
PARK AND RIDE!
Trey Songz, Jamey Johnson, Robert Plant, Weezer and Brandon Flowers Also Debut in Top 10

Let the Suns shine in.

Despite a total nearly 400k below the debut of its 2007 album, Warner Bros.’ rockers Linkin Park bow at #1 on this week’s HITS chart, with 254k in sales for their fourth album, A Thousand Suns.

That’s enough to turn back Atlantic R&B crooner Trey SongzPassion Pain & Pleasure, which lands at #2 with 244k in its first week.

Shady/Aftermath/Interscope’s dominant Eminem album Recovery is #3, up 10% thanks to VMA exposure, and now closing in on 2.6 million in sales as well as the #1 spot over Lady Antebellum for 2010’s best-selling release.

Mercury Nashville’s highly touted Jamey Johnson debuts at #4 with his critically acclaimed double-album Guitar Song, followed by another pair of new entries in Rounder recording artist Robert Plant’s Band of Joy (#5) and Weezer’s Epitaph indie bow, Hurley (#6).

Island/IDJ’s Brandon Flowers solo debut, Flamingo, is the other Top 10 newcomer at #8.

Capitol/EMI’s Now 35 (#7) and Katy Perry (#9), along with Island/IDJ’s Justin Bieber My World 2.0 (#10), round out the Top 10.

Other chart entries are registered by Capitol/EMI’s Now Country 3 (#21), Universal Republic Godsmack frontman Sully Erna’s Avalon (#27), Hear Music’s John Lennon Starbucks exclusive (#38) and Peak’s Will Downing (#41).

Interscope’s Lady Gaga Fame Monster EP (#44) and Columbia’s Glee, the Music Vol. 1 (#47) both re-enter the Top 50.

The week’s biggest gainer is Universal Republic’s Florence + the Machine, moving #45-14, +162%, thanks to her show-stopping VMA performance of “Dog Days Are Over.”

Ahead of this week’s heavily publicized season premiere, Columbia’s Glee, The Music Vol. 3 Showstoppers moves #41-30, +46%, while LaFace/JLG’s Usher expanded edition of Raymond vs Raymond also makes an upward move, #29-26, +24%.

Rounding out the week’s double-digit gainers are Atlantic’s B.o.B (#37-36, +13%) and LaFace/JLG’s Usher remix album, Versus (#16, +12%).

Hitting retail this week are Atlantic’s Zac Brown Band, A&M/Octone’s Maroon 5, Columbia’s John Legend and the Roots, Hollywood’s Selena Gomez, Arista/RMG’s Santana, Mercury Nashville’s Billy Currington, Reprise’s Serj Tankian and Island Def Jam’s My Darkest Days.

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