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Top 10 has more than 1 Virgin berth

The Billboard album chart has become Virgin territory.

Virgin Records America is celebrating the news that threeof its current releases are in the album chart’s top 10 for next week.

According to SoundScan, the company that tallies the nation’s music sales for the magazine, Janet Jackson’s “janet” album holds at No. 4 for the fourth straight week, having already sold more than 3 million copies. In addition, two new albums, “Promises and Lies” from pop/reggae group UB40 and “Siamese Dream,” the label debut from alternative rockers Smashing Pumpkins, bowed at No. 7 and No. 10 respectively.

Icing on the Virgin cake comes from the current RIAA platinum-certified “Are You Gonna Go My Way” by Lenny Kravitz, bulleted at No. 25, and Tina Turner’s “What’s Love Got to Do With It” soundtrack, at No. 27.

Naturally, Virgin brass is ecstatic. “It’s incredible that a record label of our size can command 30% of the nation’s top 10 album sales,” Virgin sales VP Joyce Castagnola said. “Of course, no one is surprised by UB40’s success — they have the No. 1 song in the country for the fourth week in a row and, well, what can you say about someone like Janet Jackson?”

Virgin Records is also home to the Rolling Stones and much of the late Roy Orbison’s catalog.

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