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The market was up 16% vs. last week, up 3% vs. same week last year and still down 2% year to date, which is pretty remarkable since we're coming off at least seven years of double-digit deficits.

ADELE’S THE REAL DEAL

U.K. Pop Diva Will Spend an Eighth Week on Top; The Lonely Island, Christina Perri, Tyler the Creator Bow
Can you say “Rolling”?

So far, 2011 has been the year of Adele, as her XL/Columbia album, 21, looks headed for an eighth week atop the HITS Album sales chart, with sales north of 100k, which should send her total soaring over 1.6 million here in the U.S.

Topping the list of chart newcomers next week will be Universal Republic’s The Lonely Island, the music-comedy troupe headed by SNL’s Andy Samberg with partners Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone. The band’s sophomore album, Turtleneck & Chain, the follow-up to 2009’s Incredibad, should do between 65-70k, impressive for a comedy album.

Fueled by the massive, 2.2 million selling “Jar of Hearts,” Christina Perri’s Atlantic Records debut, Lovestrong, should do around 45-50k, and maybe more, if there’s a Glee effect from Lea Michele’s performance of the song last night, one of three performances from the episode in iTunes Top 10 this morning.

Odd Future rap provocateur Tyler, the Creator’s XL/Beggars bow, Goblin, the follow-up to his much publicized 2009 Bastard mixtape, is on target for 40-45k.

The reunited Cars’ new Hear Music/Concord album, Move Like This, their first since 1987’s Door to Door, looks to be in the 30-35k range.

Glee’s lovable show choir teacher Mr. Schuester, Matthew Morrison, should see his self-titled Mercury debut sell in the 15-20k neighborhood, as will Columbia’s Raphael Saadiq and Manchester Orchestra.

The market was up 16% vs. last week, up 3% vs. same week last year and still down 2% year to date, which is pretty remarkable since we're coming off at least seven years of double-digit deficits.

Now it’s time to roll up our sleeves and get to work on Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign.

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