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- Posted on Jun 13th 2007 1:00PM by Gaylord Fields
But the debuts of a pair of young whippersnappers one-third his age got in the way of Sir Paul's familiar perch at the toppermost of the poppermost: Rihanna's 'Good Girl Gone Bad' helped the 19-year-old Barbadian singer to the No. 2 spot, moving 162,000, and 21-year-old Florida-based Akon protege T-Pain's 'Epiphany' brought the rapper turned R&B vocalist to No.1, selling in the 172,000 range.
- And speaking of teens, Marilyn Manson's sixth album, 'Eat Me, Drink Me,' debuted at No. 8, at 88,000 sold. With sales like that, he'll be able to keep his new girlfriend well-stocked in Bratz dolls and Webkinz.
- And speaking of alter kockers, here are some further debut numbers from the senior set: 'The Police' best-of compilation, by the Bonnaroo-bound trio (average age: 58), at No. 11, with 58,000 sold; 'Live in Dublin,' by Bruce Springsteen (age: 57), at No. 23, with 32,000 sold; 'Poison'd,' a collection of covers by Poison (average age: 46), at No. 32, with 21,000 sold; and 'Monterey Pop Festival,' a new collection of highlights commemorating the 40th anniversary of the groundbreaking live event (average age: dead), at No. 58, with 12,000 sold.
- Last, but certainly not least, here in the back room that houses Weekly Winehouse Watch, it's a (Johnnie Walker) red letter day! We offer our sincere and heartfelt congratulations to Amy Winehouse, whose current Top 10 album 'Back to Black' has gone (Jose Cuervo) gold, racking up an impressive 67,000 in sales this week for a 13-week total of 560,000. Now the only plaque she'll have won't be what's on those funky English teeth of hers.
- 'Epiphany,' T-Pain (172,000 in 1st week)
- 'Good Girl Gone Bad,' Rihanna (163,000 in 1st week)
- 'Memory Almost Full,' Paul McCartney (161,000 in 1st week)
- 'Double Up,' R. Kelly (121,000 in 2nd week; 509,000 total)
- 'It Won't Be Soon Before Long,' Maroon 5 (112,000 in 2nd week; 714,000 total)