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Republic Nashville’s The Band Perry is the week’s biggest gainer (#39-15, +264%), followed by Interscope’s LMFAO (#36-16, +231%).
NICKELBACK’S IN FRONT
Rihanna, Mary J. Blige, Daughtry Debut in Top 10, Taylor Swift Just Outside It
Guess where Chad’s hanging? At #1, that’s where, along with his Nickelback mates, as the Roadrunner act's Here and Now debuts on top of the HITS Album sales chart, chalking up 225k in first-week numbers.

Reprise’s Michael Buble lies in wait at #2, with his Christmas album looking like the big holiday seller, adding another 220k (+29%) to his total, now at 736k after five weeks.

Def Jam/IDJ’s Rihanna bows at #3 with 197k for her Talk That Talk album, while Geffen’s Mary J. Blige debuts at #5, sandwiching last week’s chart-topper, YM/CM/Universal Republic’s Drake, at #4.

19/RCA’s Daughtry is the next biggest new Top 10 entry at #8, with Island/IDJ’s Justin Bieber (#6, +66%), XL/Columbia’s Adele (#7, +21%), Mercury Nashville/19/ Interscope’s Scott McCreery (#9, +161%) and Capitol/EMI’s Coldplay (#10, +53%) rounding out the Black Friday leaders.

Other Top 50 newcomers include Big Machine’s Taylor Swift live album, just outside the Top 10 at #11, Nickelodeon/Columbia’s Big Time Rush (#12), Capitol/EMI’s Bob Seger Ultimate Hits (#18, available for the first time on iTunes), Epic’s Michael Jackson Immortal soundtrack for Cirque du Soleil (#23), Ghet-O-Vision/ Shady/Interscope rapper Yelawolf (#25), Columbia America’s Got Talent winner Landau Eugene Murphy (#34), Walt Disney’s The Muppets soundtrack (#37), Wind-up Idol contestant James Durbin (#39) and UME’s Rolling Stones Some Girls reissue (#42).

A&M/Octone’s Maroon 5 leads the group of re-entries at #20, followed by Interscope’s Lady Gaga (#21), Hollywood’s Selena Gomez and the Scene (#27), Warner Bros. Nashville’s Blake Shelton (#38) and Wind-up’s Evanescence (#46).

Republic Nashville’s The Band Perry is the week’s biggest gainer (#39-15, +264%), followed by Interscope’s LMFAO (#36-16, +231%), Big Machine’s Taylor Swift Speak Now (#50-33, +149%), Cash Money/Universal Republic’s Lil Wayne (#23-14, +147), Show Dog’s Toby Keith (#29-28, +77%) and Roc-a-Fella/Roc Nation’s Jay Z/Kanye West Watch the Throne album (#32, +60%).

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