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Metallica’s “Death Magnetic” remained affixed to the No. 1 spot on the nation’s album sales chart for the third week in a row, becoming only the second album this year to stay on top that long.

Disc sold 132,000 copies Stateside in the week ended Sunday, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It was the only album to top the 100,000 mark this week as 16 debuting discs made it into the top 50.

Jack Johnson’s “Sleep Through the Static” is the only other disc so far this year to log three consecutive weeks at No. 1.

Demi Lovato, who is among the stars of Disney Channel’s “Camp Rock,” came in at No. 2 as her debut album “Don’t Forget” (Hollywood) sold 89,000.

Kings of Leon set personal bests in chart position and sales as “Only by the Night” (RCA) opened at No. 4 on sales of 74,000. Disc debuted at No. 1 in the U.K. this week, selling 221,000 copies; their single “Sex on Fire” has been No. 1 in Blighty for three weeks. Album is also No. 1 in Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

The Pussycat Dolls’ second album “Doll Domination” (Interscope) sold 74,000 units to cleave to No. 5. R&B singer Jazmine Sullivan’s debut “Fearless” (J Records), powered by the hit single “Need U Bad,” sold 66,000 to start at No. 6.

Joe’s first album for Kedar Entertainment, “Joe Thomas, New Man!,” sold 54,000 to open at No. 8.

One of the best reviewed albums of the year,  TV on the Radio’s “Dear Science” (Interscope), sold 32,000 copies to debut at No. 12, marking career bests.  Jackson Browne’s “Time the Conqueror” (Inside Recordings), his first album of new material on the heels of two live albums, sold 25,000 to conquer at No. 20.

Cold War Kids’ second album for Downtown, “Loyalty to Loyalty,” sold 22,000 (No. 21); Jenny Lewis’ “Acid Tongue” (Warner Bros.) lashed 21,000 (No. 24); David Gilmour’s “Live in Gdansk” (Columbia), which was made available in multiple configurations, sold 19,000 (No. 26); and the Randy Rodgers band’s self-titled release on Mercury Nashville sold 17,000 (No. 29).

The Plain White T’s “Big Bad World” (Hollywood) moved 15,000 (No. 33); Thievery Corporation’s “Radio Retaliation” (ESLM) tuned in 14,000 (No. 35); Vol. 2 of the “Sex and the City” soundtrack slipped in sales of 11,000 (No. 45); Z-Ro’s “Crack” (Rap-a-Lot) sold 11,000 as well (No. 48); and Old Crow Medicine Show’s Don Was-produced “Tennessee Pusher” (Nettwerk) moved 10,000 (No. 50).