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'New Moon' soundtrack outsells Tim McGraw on the albums chart

Take that, Bublé! The really-quite-good New Moon soundtrack just took the Canadian crooner’s place atop the Billboard 200 after selling 153,000 copies in its first full week in stores, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Along with last weekend’s receipts, that brings the vampire-flick soundtrack up to a nice ten-day total of 268,000.

The New Moon soundtrack beat this week’s biggest new release, Tim McGraw’s Southern Voice. The country star will have to settle for No. 2 after moving a respectable (if lower than usual) 137,000 units in week 1. Down at No. 10, Joss Stone’s Colour Me Free sold 27,000—not awful, but a shadow of the 118,000 her previous effort bowed with two years ago. Teutonic metal dudes Rammstein came in at No. 13 with Liebe Ist Für Alle Da, which I believe translates roughly to “this album sold 22,000 copies.” And Flight of the Conchords snuck into the Top 20 at No. 19 with a middling 20,000 copies sold of I Told You I Was Freaky. (The Kiwi comedy duo’s first album, by contrast, bowed at No. 3 with 52,000 last year.)

What do you think of those sales numbers? Are you surprised McGraw couldn’t hold off hordes of Twihards at the cash register? Make yourselves heard in the comments section below.

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