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Aside from Lady A, the week’s biggest double-digit increase goes to Glassnote’s surging U.K. folk-rockers Mumford & Sons (#21-17, +32%).
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Eminem’s Recovery couldn’t have gone any better. For the seventh time in nine weeks, the Shady/Aftermath/ Interscope hip-hop star’s comeback album places #1 on the HITS Top 50 sales chart, racking up another 117k in sales, bringing his total over 2.3 million.

The rest of the Top 5 are all debuts, topped by Universal Motown R&B crooner Kem’s Intimacy, the week’s top newcomer with 76k in sales.

RCA/RMG hirsute singer/songwriter Ray LaMontagne’s colorfully titled God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise debuts at #3 with 64k, followed by veteran Columbia metal act Iron Maiden’s Final Frontier (#4) and Show Dog’s Trace Adkins album, Cowboy’s Back in Town (#5).

Merge’s Arcade Fire moves from #2-6 with The Suburbs, as Capitol Nashville/EMI’s reignited Lady Antebellum (#7, +39%) and Island/IDJ’s Justin Bieber (#8) finish ahead of new chart entries from Downtown’s David Gray (#9) and Rounder’s T Bone Burnett-produced John Mellencamp roots tribute, No Better Than This (#10).

Other Top 50 entries come from Antebellum’s iTunes Session (#18), Columbia teen-pop group Hey Monday (#29), Disney Pearl’s critically acclaimed, Grammy-contending Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin (#31) and Malaco’s Dondria (#43).

Aside from Lady A, the week’s biggest double-digit increase goes to Glassnote’s surging U.K. folk-rockers Mumford & Sons (#21-17, +32%), along with Hear Music’s Carole King & James Taylor (#25-22, +30%), Kemosabe/RCA/RMG’s Ke$ha (#24, +23%), Columbia Nashville’s Miranda Lambert (#22-21, +18%) and Hollywood’s Miley Cyrus (#41, +14%).

ABKCO’s Scott Pilgrim vs. the World soundtrack (#27, +9%) and Mercury’s Taio Crus (#50, +8%) also showed upward movement.

This week’s releases include Capitol/EMI’s Katy Perry, J/RMG’s Fantasia, LaFace/JLG’s Usher remix and deluxe albums, Capitol Nashville/EMI’s Little Big Town and Jive/RED’s Apocalyptica.

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