'Hairspray' holding up well

Soundtrack second behind 'Now 25'

After debuting at No. 1 last week, the "Now 25" hits compilation remains atop the Billboard 200 after moving 149,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, while the "Hairspray" soundtrack continues to zoom up the chart.

New Line's soundtrack to the film musical jumps two spots to No. 2 for the week ending July 29 with a 41% sales increase to 101,000.

Prince scores his 13th top 10 with "Planet Earth" (Columbia), which arrives at No. 3 with 96,000.

Miley Cyrus' double-disc Walt Disney/Hollywood Records set "Hannah Montana 2/Meet Miley Cyrus" slips two rungs to No. 4 with 92,000, while T.I.'s "T.I. vs. T.I.P." (Grand Hustle/Atlantic) also drops two spots to No. 5 with 64,000. Fergie's solo debut, "The Dutchess," holds tight at No. 6 with 53,000.

Canadian pop-punk outfit Sum 41's latest Island album, "Underclass Hero," bows at No. 7 with 45,000.

Linkin Park's "Minutes to Midnight" (Machine Shop/ Warner Bros.) dips a notch to No. 8 with 42,000, and Amy Winehouse's Universal set "Back to Black" follows suit, dipping one slot to No. 9 with 40,000. Plain White T's makes its first appearance in the top 10 with "Every Second Counts" (Fearless/Hollywood), which rockets up 11 places to No. 10 with 39,000. Its single "Hey There Delilah" has spent two weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Helped by the success of his chart-topping daughter Miley, Billy Ray Cyrus is back in the upper reaches of the chart with "Home at Last" (New Door/UME) at No. 20. It's the first time the country singer has been in the top 20 since 1993's "It Won't Be the Last" peaked at No. 3.

Sales are down 1.8% compared with last week's sum at 7.97 million units and down 12.7% compared with the same week last year. There have been 263 million album sales this year, down 14.3% compared with a year ago.

Katie Hasty is an online editor at Billboard.com.
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