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WB Nashville’s Blake Shelton (#46-19, +95%) and Nonesuch’s The Black Keys (#18-13, +47%) lead all double-digit gainers for the week.
WHITE HOT!!
Lee Brice, Kip Moore, The Wanted All Debut in This Week's Top 10
The Blunderbuss stops here. White Stripes founder Jack White’s debut solo album on Third Man/Columbia marks his first-ever chart-topper, as it bows on the HITS sales chart at #1 with 128k.

That’s enough to finish ahead of XL/Columbia Grammy-winning diva Adele’s 21, which remains strong at #2, with more than 8.9 million in U.S. sales. Coincidentally, XL is White’s label in the U.K.

Last week’s #1, Mercury Nashville’s Lionel Richie country duets album Tuskegee, dips to #3, with Syco/Columbia breakthrough U.K. boy band One Direction at #4, giving Team Stringer/Barnett all but one of the Top Four.

Curb Country star Lee Brice’s Hard 2 Love enters at #5, followed by a pair of chart newcomers in MCA Nashville’s truck-drivin’ man Kip Moore (#6) and Mercury/IDJ’s Scooter Braun-managed The Wanted (#7), riding the success of the hit single, “Glad You Came.”

Fairfax/Universal Republic’s Gotye (#8), YM/CM/Universal Republic’s Nicki Minaj and Atlantic’s Jason Mraz (#10) round out the leaders.

Other Top 50 debuts are registered by Pretty Damn Tough’s country-rock Josh Abbott Band (#14), Musical Freedom's world-class Dutch DJ Tiesto (#18) and Eleven Seven Music’s Deuce (#34).

A&M/Octone’s Maroon 5 (#21), Universal Republic’s Florence + the Machine (#49) and Glassnote’s Mumford & Sons (#50) all re-enter the chart.

WB Nashville’s Blake Shelton (#46-19, +95%) and Nonesuch’s The Black Keys (#18-13, +47%) lead all double-digit gainers for the week, followed by Capitol/EMI’s Katy Perry (#44-35, +25%), Capitol Nashville’s Eric Church (#19-17, +23%), Def Jam/IDJ’s Rihanna (#38-32, +17%), YM/CM/Universal Republic’s Drake (#32-25, +14%), Big Machine’s Brantley Gilbert (#47-44, +10%) and Capitol Nashville’s Luke Bryan (#13-12, +10%).

Hitting retail this week are 19/Arista Nashville’s Carrie Underwood, Blue Note/EMI’s Norah Jones, Marvel Music/Hollywood’s Avengers Assemble soundtrack, Grand Hustle/Atlantic’s B.o.B, Capitol/EMI’s Now 42 and Columbia’s Smash cast album.

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