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After last week’s photo finish between Slipknot and the Game, there was no doubt about this frame’s champ.
Young Jeezy picks up his second consecutive No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with “The Recession,” which nearly tripled the sales of its closest rival. The Atlanta rapper topped the chart with “The Inspiration” in 2006.
Hangin’ tough at No. 2: the all-growed-up New Kids on the Block, who return to the chart after 14 years with “The Block.” It’s the group’s highest chart position since “Step by Step” spent a week at the summit in 1990.
A pair of Christian acts also debut in the top 10: Florida rock band Underoath with “Lost in the Sound of Separation” and Texan singer-songwriter Chris Tomlin with “Hello Love.” It’s a career-best sales week and chart position for the latter, while Underoath bowed at No. 2 with “Define the Great Line” in 2006. (partialdiff)
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