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On the Charts: Diddy's Day26 Can't Outsell "Hannah Montana"

April 22, 2009 11:48 AM ET

The Big News: Despite the fact that Diddy had one hour on MTV each week devoted to advertising his boy band Day26's new album on Making the Band — and even pleaded with fans to go buy the album and make it Number One — the group's Forever in a Day settled for Number Two and 113,000 copies sold. Miley Cyrus' Hannah Montana: The Movie soundtrack finally grabbed the top spot after four weeks on the chart with 133,000 copies sold. Cyrus leapfrogged last week's champ, Rascal Flatts' Unstoppable, which fell to Number Three thanks to 107,000 units moved and 69 percent sales drop. The Twilight soundtrack slotted at Four, despite selling less than half the copies of Rascal Flatts' album, and the NOW! 30 comp rounds out the Top Five.

Debuts: Besides Day26, there was only one other fresh LP in the Top 100, and it belonged to Los Angeles shoegazers Silversun Pickups, who amazingly finished at Number Seven with their excellent second album Swoon. What a difference a week makes: Had Swoon and its 43,000 copies sold debuted last week, it would've finished 12th instead of seventh. Even a Record Store Day exclusive managed to infiltrate the charts: My Morning Jacket's live EP Celebracion De La Cuidad Natal took 158.

Last Week's Heroes: Few debuts meant little movement in the Top 10. The biggest drop was reserved for Jason Aldean's Wide Open, which slipped from Four to Nine, and Prince's Target-only trifecta LOtUSFLOW3R/MPLSoUND/Elixir, which fell from Nine to 15 in its third week on the charts. While sales were down across the board, there was some good news for Pink as Funhouse passed the platinum plateau after 25 weeks of release.

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