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Lady Antebellum returns to the top of the charts; Blake Shelton and Danny Gokey debut strong

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lady_antebellumImage Credit: Charles KelleSade, Soldier of Love and seemingly unstoppable General Patton of the pop charts, finally relinquished her top spot to co-ed country-pop trio Lady Antebellum, who returned to no. 1 on the Billboard albums chart after three weeks in second place, selling 126,000 copies of Need You Now.

Sade still held it down at no. 2, with 79,000, but much of the top 10 belonged to new chart bows, including naughty Nashville boy Blake Shelton’s six-song EP Hillbilly Bone (at no. 3 with 71,000), Idol alum Danny Gokey’s own country effort My Best Days (no. 4; 65,000), the Almost Alice soundtrack featuring new songs from Avril Lavigne, Franz Ferdinand and 3Oh!3 (no. 5; 58,000), Lifehouse’s Smoke and Mirrors (no 6; 54,000), Raheem DeVaughn’s The Love and MasterPeace (no 9; 45,000) and twangy newcomer Easton Corbin, whose self-titled debut squeaked in at no. 10 with 43,000.

The old-timers still hanging on to their top-1o spots? Lady Gaga’s The Fame at no. 7 (49,000) and the Black Eyed Peas’ The E.N.D. at no. 8 (46,000).

Who will rise above the rest next week—the half-decade-absent Gorillaz? The sex-battling Ludacris? Or Lady Antebellum triumph once again?

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