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Sony Music [grabs] four of the slots, not bad for Doug Morris’ first couple of weeks on the job.
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Warner Bros. Nashville TV Star Catapults to #1 Bow; Incubus, Chris Young, Colbie Caillat, Theory of a Deadman, Sublime with Rome Debut Top 10
Blake Shelton has heard the cry of His Master’s Voice.

Thanks to his role as a judge on the hit NBC singing competition, the Warner Bros. Nashville veteran’s new album, Red River Blue, gives him his first HITS Album sales chart topper, with a total of 117k. His four previous studio albums have all gone gold. Or maybe it's just being married to Miranda Lambert.

Epic gated community rockers IncubusIf Not Now, When?, the Calabasas, CA, band’s first album in almost five years, since 2006’s Light Grenades, debuts at #2 with first-week sales of 80k.

XL/Columbia’s Adele continues her march, as 21 sells another 77k, bringing its total to almost 2.7 million in the U.S. alone.

RCA Nashville’s Chris Young bows at #4, while Columbia’s Beyonce (#5), last week’s #1, rounds out the Top 5 with Sony Music grabbing four of the slots, not bad for Doug Morris’ first couple of weeks on the job.

Universal Republic’s Colbie Caillat (#6), Roadrunner’s Theory of a Deadman (#8) and Fueled by Ramen’s Sublime with Rome (#9) all register debuts, with Broken Bow’s Jason Aldean (#7) and Hollywood’s Selena Gomez and the Scene (#10) both holdovers on the leader board.

New Top 50 entries include Walt Disney’s Shake It Up: Break It Down (#22) soundtrack (#22), Watertower Music’s Harry Potter: Deathly Hallows Pt. 2 soundtrack (#25), MCA Nashville’s Ashton Shepherd (#35), Fearless RecordsBreathe Carolina, Epitaph’s Alkaline Trio (#41) and eOne’s Brian McKnight (#45).

Capitol Nashville/EMI’s Lady Antebellum re-enters at #47 on news of a new release upcoming.

American Idol winner Scotty McCreery’s Interscope album is the week’s top double-digit gainer, moving #22-17, +29%, followed by UM/CM/Universal Republic’s Nicki Minaj (#27, +12%) and Roswell/RCA/RMG rockers Foo Fighters (#45-40, +12%).

Hitting retail this week are Razor & Tie’s Kidz Bop Kids, Universal Republic’s 3 Doors Down and DJ Khaled, Suburban Noize’s Kottonmouth Kings and ATO/RED’s 311.

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