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The Decemberists Lead Hot 200 as New Entries Flood Top 5

January 27, 2011 (4:39 am) GMT
The indie folk rock band lead a stampede of new names into the top five and prevent Billboard Hot 200 to have another record-breaking slow week.

debut at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 200 this week. Their latest studio album "" leads the U.S. albums chart with 94,000 copies sold in its first week of release, exceeding its initial prediction of around 70,000. It marks their highest-charting effort and their best-ever sale week.

The sale figure of the No. 1 album might still be quite so-so, but it manages to halt the string of Hot 200's record-breaking slow weeks. The other thing about this week's list is that all hold-overs are forced to move out of the Top 5 as new entries come flooding the chart.

"Kidz Bop 19" collection bows at No. 2 with 70,000, 's "" enters at No. 3 (49,000), 's "" lands at No. 4, (46,000), and 's "" starts at No. 5 (36,000).

Those surviving the Top 10 in this week's new-release crowded chart are ' "", 's "", 's "" and ' "". Meanwhile, coming back after being kicked out of the list is 's "".

Elsewhere, Bruno Mars leads Digital Songs chart with his second single "Grenade" (204,000). Trailing behind him is 's "Black and Yellow" with 201,00 downloads. Last week's champ ' "Hold It Against Me" falls to No. 3 with another 183,000.

  1. "" - (94,000)
  2. "Kidz Bop 19" compilation - various artists (70,000)
  3. "" - (49,000)
  4. "" - (46,000)
  5. "" - (36,000)
  6. "" - (34,000)
  7. "" - (33,000)
  8. "" - (31,000)
  9. "" - (28,000)
  10. "" - (27,000)


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