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Chart Roundup: LeToya Luckett, Pharrell, Tom Petty, Snow Patrol

August 2, 2006 8:02 PM ET

• LeToya Luckett, the scorned former Destiny's Child member who was allegedly ousted from the group by Matthew Knowles, has debuted at Number One with her new, self-titled record, selling 165,346 records in its first week on the charts.

• The buzz on Pharrell's debut solo record In My Mind has been iffy but the record debuted well, landing at Number Three and selling 142,194 copies in its first week on the charts.

• Tom Petty came in right behind Pharrell in his first week on the charts with new solo album Highway Companion, which sold 112,777 copies.

• Snow Patrol jumped 15 spots to Number 60 this week, selling 14,207 copies of their record Eyes Open.

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“Love Is the Answer”

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