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Another ‘Massacre’

50 Cent disc still cashing in, takes top spot

For the third week in a row, 50 Cent’s “The Massacre” (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) stayed at No. 1 on the U.S. album sales chart as Nielsen SoundScan reported 364,000 copies sold.

The rapper’s sophomore disc beat the debut of the 18th volume of hits compilation “Now That’s What I Call Music,” which sold 339,000 copies.

Three albums debuted in slots 11 through 20. Latino rapper Baby Bash sold 48,000 copies of “Super Saucy” (Universal); the Virgin Records debut of R&B singer Brooke Valentine sold 42,000 to start at No. 16; and “Nashville Star” finalist Miranda Lambert’s “Kerosene” (Epic) entered at No. 18 on sales of 40,000.

Rhino/Atlantic’s compilation of Crosby Stills & Nash’s “Greatest Hits” sold 33,000 units (No. 24). Al Green opened at No. 50 with his second album for Blue Note, “Everything’s OK,” selling 20,000 copies.

And after half a year on the chart, Green Day’s “American Idiot” (Reprise) rose one slot to No. 4, selling 76,000 copies last week. Cume is now 18,000 copies shy of 3 million.

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