Lupe Fiasco leads 5 big debuts on the Charts

Rapper Lupe Fiasco ended Adele’s run on top of the Billboard Albums Chart this week as his new release, Lasers, became his first # 1 selling 204,000 copies. Adele’s 21 slipped to the runner up position and continues to be the top selling release of 2011. Four more debuts came in line next with the latest Glee album, plus Avril Lavigne’s fourth top ten record (which unfortunatley was, by far, her worst seller), R.E.M.’s tenth top ten album and the latest from country crooner and former Dancing With the Stars contender Sara Evans. Take a look at the new top ten below and for more head to Billboard here.

Top Ten Albums:
1. Lasers- Lupe Fiasco (debut)
2. 21- Adele (last week~ 1)
3. Glee The Music Vol 5 (debut)
4. Goodbye Lullabye- Avril Lavigne (debut)
5. Collapse Into Now- R.E.M.(debut)
6. Stronger- Sara Evans (debut)
7. Sigh No More- Mumford & Sons (lw~ 3)
8. Late Nights & Early Mornings- Marsha Ambrosius (lw~ 2)
9. Never Say Never: The Remixes- Justin Bieber (lw~ 4)
10. Now 37 Compilation- Various Artists (lw~ 5)

For a little taste of Sara Evans new album, watch the clip of her latest top ten country hit “A Little Bit Stronger” below which is also featured in the film Country Strong

Over on the Singles Sales chart, Katy Perry hits the top again (for the fourth time in a row from her Teenage Dream album following “California Gurls”, “Teenage Dream” and “Firework”) with her latest “E.T.” She ends Lady Gaga’s four week reign on top. We’ll see which lady tops the overall Billboard Hot 100 tomorrow when that chart is released. As for the rest of the digital chart, the ladies continue to control it with Pink, Britney, J Lo and Ke$ha joining Gaga and Perry in the upper regions of the list. Here’s the new top ten:

Top Ten Digital Songs:
1. “E.T.”- Katy Perry w/Kanye West (lw~ 5)
2. “On the Floor”- Jennifer Lopez w/Pitbull (lw~ 2)
3. “Born This Way”- Lady Gaga (lw~ 1)
4. “S & M”- Rihanna (lw~ 4)
5. “Til the World Ends”- Britney Spears (lw~ 10)
6. “Fuck You”- Cee Lo Green (lw~ 3)
7. “Blow”- Ke$ha (lw~ 6)
8. “Fuckin’ Perfect”- Pink (lw~8)
9. “I Need a Doctor”- Dr. Dre w/Eminem & Skylar Grey (lw~ 7)
10. “Look at Me Now”- Chris Brown (lw~ 12)

And here’s Katy Perry’s new # 1 Digital hit “E.T.”

But if you want a really good version of this song, check out the awesome Benny Benassi remix that puts that above one to shame…

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