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Other major releases coming include WB Nashville's Blake Shelton, Epic's Incubus, Universal Republic's Colbie Caillat and Sony Nashville's Chris Young on July 12, with Universal Republic's Three Doors Down on July 19.
BEYONCE ON REPEAT, LLOYD ONLY DEBUT OF NOTE
Market Up in July, Up Overall Year-to-Date
The divas continue to rule the top of the charts.

Columbia RecordsBeyonce gets another week for her new album 4 at #1, where the likes of fellow female superstars like Adele, Jill Scott and Lady Gaga have recently made their home. On this week’s chart, 4 sold a total of 313k to debut on top over Adele.

With the fourth of July hitting on Monday, labels held back on their releases. The only significant newcomer this week is Interscope R&B crooner Lloyd, whose King of Hearts is his first album since 2008’s Lessons in Love. The first single, “Lay It Down,” was a Top 10 hit on the R&B charts last year. Initial one-day sales reports from those music retailers who haven’t paved paradise to put up a parking lot now peg the release’s sales in the 20-25k range.

S-Curve Bradenton, FL, rockers We the Kings’ third album, Sunshine State of Mind, is an iTunes exclusive this week before going wide on July 12. It is expected to do close to 10k.

Other major releases coming include WB Nashville's Blake Shelton, Epic's Incubus, Universal Republic's Colbie Caillat and Sony Nashville's Chris Young on July 12, with Universal Republic's Three Doors Down on July 19.  

The market was up 7% vs. last week, up 14% vs. the same week last year and now up 1% year to date, the first time the biz has been up at midyear since 2004... Whoopie!

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