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It may be a little too early to say, but it’s sure looking like a tussle for #1 next week between 19/Arista Nashville country star Carrie Underwood’s Blown Away, this week’s chart-topper, and XL/Columbia perennial Adele, set to go over 9 million sold in the U.S. for her Grammy-sweeping 21.

TWO DIVAS: ONE THRONE

Looks Like It Could Be Carrie vs. Adele for #1 on Post-Mother’s Day Chart
Mother’s Day is turning out to be a mother of a battle between a pair of pop divas.

It may be a little too early to say, but it’s sure looking like a tussle for #1 next week between 19/Arista Nashville country star Carrie Underwood’s Blown Away, this week’s chart-topper, and XL/Columbia perennial Adele, set to go over 9 million sold in the U.S. for her Grammy-sweeping 21.

As always, we’ll have a clearer picture tomorrow, but none of this week’s debuts will have a shot t the to spot.

Dangerbird L.A. Silver Lake indie rockers Silversun Pickups’ third studio album, Neck of the Woods, will be the top newcomer, with an estimated total of 35-40k, which would compare favorably to the 43k they scored in April, ’09 with Swoon, which went on to sell a robust 318k. The band performed on the Jimmy Kimmel Live outdoor stage last night. The band received a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist in 2009.

Grammy-nominated Atlantic R&B singer-songwriter Tank’s This Is How I Feel, featuring collaborations with T.I., Chris Brown and Busta Rhymes, is on target for a 25-30k first week. The album, his fifth, is the follow-up to his 2010 label debut, Now or Never, which debuted with 44k in Dec. 2010. Tank’s collaboration on Chris Brown’s “Take My Time” earned him a nomination at last year’s Grammys in the “Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals” category, which joined his eight career nominations to date. In addition to his own music, Tank has contributed vocals and helped pen hit records for the likes of Jamie Foxx, Keri Hilson and Chris Brown.

Veteran Interscope U.K. popmeisters Keane’s fourth studio album, Strangeland, their first since 2008’s Perfect Symmetry, looks to be in the 17-20k range, about half the total of the previous album’s 43.5k.

Epic viral sensations and SNL hip-pop duo Karmin’s debut, Hello, is also looking at 17-20k in first-week sales on the heels of the Top 5 dance hit, “Brokenhearted.”

Columbia gospel duo Mary Mary’s seventh album, Go Get It, looks to be in the 12-15k range, off from last year’s Something Big, which debuted with 42k in sales. The two introduced the title track on the final episode of their new reality TV series.

Album sales were up 7% vs. last week, down 7% vs. same week last year and down 1% year to date.

Track sales were flat vs. last week, up 6% vs. same week last year and up 7% year to date.

TEA sales were up 4% vs. last week, down 4% vs. same week last year and up 1% year to date.

WALLEN FOR THE WIN
"Dangerous" nudges "SOUR." (11/30a)
CHART FINAL:
THE BIGGEST BOW
OF THE YEAR
Big numbers for "30." (11/29a)
COUNTRY GRAMMYS' ROOTS ARE SHOWING
Deck the Grammys with boughs of Holly. (11/24a)
THE BRITISH
ARE COMING
Rolling out our U.K. Special print issue (11/24a)
PUTTING THE POP
IN POPCORN
Putting the audio into audio-visual. (11/29a)
CHESTNUTS
Roasting.
STOCKINGS
Stuffing.
PIPERS
Piping.
SANTA
Coming.
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