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Susan Boyle Knocks Kanye Out of Top Spot

West falls to Number 7

December 8, 2010 11:05 AM ET
 Susan Boyle Knocks Kanye Out of Top Spot
Kanye West falls to Number 7

Susan Boyle's The Gift was the Number 1 album in the country last week, displacing Kanye West's My Beautiful Twisted Fantasty , which dropped to Number 7.

Photos: Kanye West's Career Highs — and Lows

The holiday retail market catapulted several other albums ahead of West's in the top 10. Taylor Swift's Speak Now went from Number 3 to Number 2, 10-year-old opera singer Jackie Evancho's Christmas LP debuted at Number 3, and two Glee albums — a Christmas LP and volume 4 of the soundtrack series — debuted at Number 4 and Number 5, respectively.

The Black Eyed Peas The Beginning debuted at a surprisingly soft Number 6, and Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday, which came in at Number 2 last week, slipped to Number 8.

Photos: Nicki Minaj's Best Looks

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