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‘Mamma’ tops on music charts

Abba soundtrack nabs No. 1 spot

“Mamma Mia!” has finally made it to No. 1.

Five weeks after Decca released the soundtrack to the Meryl Streep starrer, the all-Abba score hit the top spot on the nation’s album chart, selling 130,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It had been locked in at No. 3 for three weeks. Its cume is now 576,000. Soundtrack has been the top-selling album on iTunes for three consecutive weeks.

Abba’s “Gold,” a collection of the Swedish quartet’s hits, sold 33,000 copies, making it the nation’s top seller among catalog items.

“Mamma Mia!” swapped positions with Sugarland’s “Love on the Inside,” which took a 47% sales dive in its second week, selling 91,000.

The top debut came from R&B singer Lloyd, whose third album “Lessons in Love” (The Inc./Universal Motown) sold 51,000 to open at No. 7.

The solo debut from country singer Heidi Newfield, “What Am I Waiting For” (Curb), sold 34,000 to saddle up at No. 10. Keith Anderson, another country singer, saw his “C’mon!” (Columbia) sell 32,000 to start at No. 12.

Self-titled effort from Bright Eyes’ Conor Oberst on Merge sold 29,000 in its debut sesh to take No. 15. Trapt’s “Only Through the Pain” (Eleven Seven) sold 25,000 to chime in at No. 18.

Nearly every entry between 21 and 30 was a debut. “Total Dance 2008 Vol. 2” (Thrive/Red) stepped off with 23,000 (No. 21); Hawthorne Heights’ “Fragile Future” (Victory) moved 20,000 (No. 23); Jamey Johnson’s “That Lonesome Song” (Mercury Nashville) sold 17,000 (No. 28); Norma Jean’s “Anti Mother” (Tooth & Nail) coddled 16,000 (No. 29); and Randy Newman’s “Harps and Angels” (Nonesuch) found 16,000 friends (No. 30).

“Avalon” (Photo Finish), the solo album from Circa Survive frontman Anthony Green, sold 12,000 to premiere at No. 44, and the Faint’s “Fasciinatiion” (Blank.Wav) moved 11,000 to settle in at No. 46.

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