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Saturday, November 28, 2009
Billboard Update

Jay-Z and Alicia Keys continue to dominate the Hot 100 with Empire State Of Mind, stopping Lady Gaga's Bad Romance from hitting the top spot, settling for second place. Ke$ha's party jam TiK ToK climbs to #5 this week. The Black Eyed Peas' latest single Meet Me Halfway gains momentum again as it climbs from #15 to #12. Kally Clarkson's Already Gone has a new peak of #16 this week, thanks to that performance at the AMAs. Chris Brown's new single I Can Transform Ya' makes a slow climb to #22 this week, while Leona Lewis literally leaps from #59 to #31 this week with Happy. Kris Allen's debut single Live Like We're Dying also climbs this week to #41 up from #70 last week. OneRepublic's latest single All The Right Moves climbs and peaks at #53 this week due to this week's album release. Alicia Keys hasn't done too well with Doesn't Mean Anything, the lead single for her newest studio album The Element Of Freedom which will be released on the 15th of December this year, and has thus moved on to Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart, the second single for her album which has just debuted at #58. Justin Bieber's new songs Down To Earth, Bigger and Last Dance debuted at #79, #94 and #99 respectively this week, with Rihanna's second single Hard also debuting at #80 this week.

On the Billboard 200 albums chart, John Mayer took top spot with his newest album Battle Studies with sales of 286,000 in its first week of release. Norah Jones' latest album The Fall debuts at #3 on the Billboard 200 this week. Justin Bieber's EP My World debuts at #6 this week. American Idol Season 8 winner Kris Allen debuts at a disappointing #11 with sales just passing the 80, 000 mark. Leona Lewis' sophomore album also debuts at a disappointing #13 this week, but with Happy climbing the charts, I hope it does better. OneRepublic's sophomore disc has also debuted at #21 this week. Adam Lambert's pre-Idol recordings compiled into an album called Take One has debuted this week at #72. Michael Buble's 2005 album It's Time re-enters the albums chart at #127; and his 2007 album Call Me Irresponsible re-enters the charts at #134; and his self-titled album re-enters at #191. Katy Perry's MTV Unplugged EP debuts at #168 this week.

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