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Thursday, December 3, 2009
Billboard Update

Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' huge #1 hit Empire State Of Mind is still sitting nicely on top, as they stop Lady Gaga's Bad Romance from advancing. Ke$ha's club banger debut single TiK ToK climbs the charts again this week at #3. The Black Eyed Peas' latest single Meet Me Halfway returns to its peak position of #7. Kelly Clarkson's Already Gone climbs yet again to peak at #14 this week. It seems like Rihanna and Chris Brown are still together. Her latest single Hard made a humongous leap from #80 to #19 this week, and trailing behind is Chris with I can Transform Ya. Lady Gaga's collaboration with Beyonce on Telephone has debuted at #30, being beaten by Shakira's second US single Give It Up To Me. With the success of Give It Up To Me, Shakira's She Wolf also leaps up, to #41 from #65 last week. Alicia Keys' Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart has so far done much better than first single Doesn't Mean Anything, peaking at #42 this week. 2 new songs have debuted each week, the artists worlds apart from each other. Adam Lambert re-enters For Your Entertainment at #61 and I Dreamed A Dream by Susan Boyle debuting at #62. Beyonce debuts at #65 with Video Phone, Chris Brown debuts at #68 with Crawl. Leona Lewis isn't doing very well, falling to #70 after its miserable peak of #31 last week. Another new Lady Gaga song is the ballad called Speechless, which has debuted at #94.

Susan Boyle posts the highest first week sales for a female debut artist, ever, with I Dreamed A Dream flying to the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart. Adam Lambert's solo debut album posts a much more impressive first week sales than eventual winner Kris Allen, with For Your Entertainment debuting at #3 and about 198, 000 copies sold in its first week. Rihanna's bravest and most adventurous album Rated R debuts at #4, posting the highest first week album sales for Rihanna herself. Lady Gaga's all-new EP The Fame Monster debuts at #5, and The Fame itself jumping to #6. Miley Cyus' The Time Of Our Lives also jumps, to #7 this week. Shakira's She Wolf debuts at #15 this time. Michael Buble's Call Me Irresponsible seems to be racking up in sales again, jumping from #134 to #57 this week. His 2005 album It's Time climbs to #65 this week. Carrie Underwood re-enters at #132 with her debut album Some Hearts.

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