The market was down 10% vs. last week, down 9% vs. same week last year and still down 13% year to date.

T.I. TOPS THE NEWCOMERS, SUBO STILL RULES

Michael Jackson Looms As Year’s Final Big Release

T.I.’s new album, No Mercy, finds the imprisoned rapper scoring the top debut this week, with the Grand Hustle/Atlantic title looking at first-week sales in the 135-145k range.

Those results are based on reports from those music retailers now busy carving up deer carcasses with Sarah Palin.

That won’t be enough to topple Columbia’s Susan Boyle from the charts, with the only contender to do so between now and the end of the year, the posthumous Michael Jackson album on Epic, which streets Dec. 14.

Daft Punk’s Tron: Legacy soundtrack for Walt Disney could do a surprisingly robust total of 55-60k, while Gap Band member Charlie’s Wilson’s Jive/JLG effort, Just Charlie, looks like it’s headed for a total of 50-55k.

Red-hot DJ Deadmau5’s new EMI-distributed Ultra album, 4x4=12, should do around 25-30k, the same total as Universal Republic Okie rockers Hinder’s All American Nightmare.


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