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If you’re looking for some relief, March 6 is the date to circle on your calendar, with Epic’s Modest Mouse, Merge’s Arcade Fire, Wind-up’s Finger Eleven and Capitol’s Relient K coming in like a rock & roll lion.

LATE IS ENOUGH FOR NORAH

Norah Takes Another Week at #1, While Daughtry, Fall Out Boy, Kidz Bop 11 and Akon are Top 5
With the Grammys and Valentine’s Day over, the record business is back to normal this week, but one thing that doesn’t change is Norah Jones, whose third Blue Note album, Not Too Late, continues to lead the pack at #1 for the second consecutive week, and third overall.

Jones adds another 97k to her total, which has her just this side of a million sold, making Not Too Late by far the year’s biggest album.

RCA/RMG Idol rocker Daughtry’s amazing run doesn’t stop, as his self-titled album lands back at #2 with 85k sold and a total that now tops 1.7 million.

Island/IDJ’s Fall Out Boy hang tight at #3, while SRC/Universal Motown Sengalese-born R&B star Akon moves back into the Top 10 at #5.

Razor & Tie’s Kidz Bop 11 is the week’s top debut at #4, with 76k.

The rest of the Top 10 features holdovers like Star Trak/Interscope’s Robin Thicke (#6), Jive/ZLG’s Justin Timberlake (#7), Capitol’s Corinne Bailey Rae (#8), Open Wide/Monument/Columbia’s Grammy-dominating Dixie Chicks (#9) and Atlantic’s posthumous Gerald Levert album, In My Songs (#10).

Tooth & Nail/EMI Christian emo rockers Anberlin are the other top chart newcomers at #15, followed by fellow Christian artist Tobymac on EMI Christian Music Group’s Forefront Records label at #19.

A&M/Interscope diva Fergie’s The Dutchess is the week’s top gainer, moving #20-11, up 20%. Other chart movers include Capitol’s Lily Allen (#40-20, +9%), Big Machine’s Taylor Swift (#44-32), Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls soundtrack on Atlantic (#42-34), Manhattan Blue Note Label Group’s Celtic Woman (#50-42) and Virgin’s 30 Seconds to Mars (#49-44), climbing on the back of the hit single, “The Kill.”

If you’re looking for some relief, March 6 is the date to circle on your calendar, with Epic’s Modest Mouse, Virgin's Korn Unplugged, Merge’s Arcade Fire, Wind-up’s Finger Eleven and Capitol’s Relient K coming in like a rock & roll lion.

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