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Having posted sales increases for an astonishing nine consecutive weeks, Disney’s “High School Musical” returned to No. 1 on the nation’s album sales chart.

Soundtrack to the Disney Channel telepic sold 142,000 copies in the week ended Sunday, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Record’s cume sits at 812,000.

E-40, the pioneering Bay Area rapper whose nine albums have had a healthy cult following, debuted at No. 3 with “My Ghetto Report Card” (Warner Bros.), which sold 94,000 copies in its debut sesh. While most of E-40’s discs have landed in the top 20, “Ghetto” is his highest-charting album; only 1996’s “Tha Hall of Game” ever cracked the top five.

Other debuts included country trio SheDaisy’s “Fortuneteller’s Melody” (Lyric Street) at No. 22, selling 33,000 copies; “Morph the Cat” (Reprise), the first solo album in 13 years from Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen, selling 32,000 (No. 26); and the soundtrack to Rogue Pictures’ “Dave Chappelle’s Block Party” (Geffen), which sold 21,000 copies to open at No. 44.

Reissuing of Fall Out Boy’s “From Under the Cork Tree” (Island) with five bonus tracks saw it spike 33 spaces to No. 9 on sales of 52,000. Other records enjoying sales boosts were Panic! At the Disco’s “Fever You Can’t Sweat Out,” Il Divo’s “Ancora,” All-American Rejects’ “Move Along” and Arctic Monkeys’ “Whatever People Say That I Am, That’s What I Am Not.”

Next week’s contender for No. 1 will be Prince’s “3121,” his first album release since “Musicology,” which was sold at retail and given to concertgoers and scanned as a sale. “3121” will not have the benefit of a tour, TV perfs or iTunes availability.