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XL/Columbia U.K. diva Adele’s 21 remains strong at #5 in its 37th week on the chart, logging in another106k to bring its total up to 4.3 million, giving Team Stringer/ Barnett’s label two in the Top 5.
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He’s the gift that keeps on giving. Island/IDJ teenpop phenom Justin Bieber’s first holiday album, Under the Mistletoe, leads the charge at retail this week, debuting at #1 with 214k in sales.

The real surprise this week is Warner Bros. rapper Wale, who makes his label debut on Rick RossMaybach Music Group label after leaving Interscope. with Ambition bowing at #2, logging 163k in units moved.

Syco/Columbia Britain’s Got Talent crooner Susan Boyle’s Someone to Watch Over Me, her third album since earning runner-up status on the U.K. talent competition, bows at #3 with 134k, followed by RCA Nashville Country star Miranda Lambert’s Four the Record at #4, with 133k in sales..

XL/Columbia U.K. diva Adele’s 21 remains strong at #5 in its 37th week on the chart, logging in another106k to bring its total up to 4.3 million, giving Team Stringer/ Barnett’s label two in the Top 5.

Universal Republic phenoms Florence + the Machine’s sophomore effort, Ceremonials, enters at #6, while Voltron’s comebacking R&B singer Tyrese, through Mike HarrisEMI Label Services, is the other Top 10 newcomer at #9.

Capitol/EMI’s Coldplay, last week’s chart-topper, is now #7, with the rest of the leader board rounded out by Reprise’s Michael Buble (#8) and 19/RCA’s Kelly Clarkson  (#10).

Other Top 50 debuts are registered by Roadrunner’s Megadeth (#11); Columbia’s Jackie Evancho, a Wal-Mart exclusive (#16); and To the StarsAngels & Airwaves, with Love, Part 2 entering at #24 and Part 1, previously available as a free download, at #50. Other Top 50 newcomers include WB’s Lou Reed and Metallica (#33) and Universal Republic’s Steel Panther, while Capitol/EMI’s Katy Perry (#45) and Hollywood’s Selena Gomez & the Scene (#47) both re-enter.

Sony Masterworks Yo-Yo Ma tops the list of double-digit gainers, moving #18-17, +27%, followed by Interscope’s LMFAO (#25-21, +23%), A&M/Octone’s Maroon 5 (#34, +20%), Republic Nashville’s The Band Perry (#46, +20%), Roc-a-Fella/Roc Nation’s Jay Z & Kanye West (#20, +17%), Roc Nation/Columbia’s J Cole (#19, +10%) and Warner Bros  Nashville’s Blake Shelton (#49, +10%).

Rostrum/Fontana/INgrooves Pittsburgh rapper and social mediator Mac Miller looks like the top album of this week’s releases, which include Capitol/EMI’s Now 40, Chop Shop/Atlantic’s Twilight: Breaking Dawn soundtrack, Sour Mash/Mercury’s Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Syco/Columbia’s Il Divo.

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