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Hitting retail this week and headed for the top of the charts next are Mercury Nashville’s Sugarland and RCA/RMG’s Kings of Leon.
WEEZY RIDER
Lil' Wayne Rules From Behind Bars, While Darius Rucker, Big Time Rush, The Band Perry, Sufjan Stevens and All That Remains Debut

Lil Wayne may be behind bars, but the physical release of his new Cash Money/Universal Motown album, I Am Not a Human Being, is climbing the walls, going to #1 on this week’s HITS album chart with 119k in sales, bringing his three-week total to 250k.

While Wayne moves #17-1, there are five newcomers in the Top 10, headed by Capitol Nashville/EMI Hootie alum Darius Rucker, whose sophomore country album, Charleston, SC 1966, bows at #2 with 101k.

Nickelodeon/Columbia teenpop TV stars Big Time Rush debut with BTR at #3, racking up 66k in sales, while Universal Republic Nashville sibling group The Band Perry bow with their self-titled album at #4 with 52k.

Shady/Aftermath/Interscope hip-hop star Eminem’s Recovery continues in the Top 5 at #5, with another 50k in sales, bringing its year-best total to over 2.8 million.

BNA/RCA Nashville’s Kenny Chesney adds another 42k to his total, good for #6, followed by Atlantic’s Zac Brown Band at #7. With Show Dog’s Toby Keith, last week’s chart-topper, at #9, that gives Country artists five of the Top 10.

Asthmatic Kitty hipster singer-songwriter Sufjan StevensAge of Adz debuts t #8, while Prosthetic metalcore vets All That Remains enter at #10.

Other chart newcomers include Matador’s Belle & Sebastian (#19), Capitol Nashville’s Lady Antebellum Merry Little Christmas album (#22), Interscope’s Far*East Movement (#24), Eleven Seven Music’s Trapt (#25), Mom & Pop’s Joshua Radin (#30) and Rock Ridge Music’s Sister Hazel (#50).

Interscope’s Lady Gaga Fame (#36), Rounder’s Robert Plant (#37), Universal Republic’s Florence + the Machine (#38) and Kemosabe/RCA/RMG’s Ke$ha (#48) all return to the Top 50.

Columbia’s Miranda Lambert spots the biggest double-digit gainer of the week, with her album Revolution moving #44-38, +13%. Other positive moves are made by Arista/RMG’s Santana (#22-18, +4%), Capitol Nashville’s Lady Antebellum (#28, +2%) and Def Jam/IDJ’s Rick Ross (#43-40, +1%).

Hitting retail this week and headed for the top of the charts next are Mercury Nashville’s Sugarland and RCA/RMG’s Kings of Leon. Also on tap: Columbia’s Rocky Horror Glee Show album, Disney’s Hannah Montana, J/RMG’s Rod Stewart, Decca’s Elton John/Leon Russell, Sony Legacy’s Bob Dylan bootleg series and Sony Music Latin’s Shakira.

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