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- Posted on Aug 29th 2007 12:30PM by Gaylord Fields
- M.I.A. -- or, as the Anglo-Sri Lankan experimental hip-hop artist is known to the meanies at U.S. immigration, Mathangi Arulpragasam -- has the last laugh for now, as the Tamil Tigress' globe-trotting second album, 'Kala,' debuted at No. 18, with 29,000 sold.
- Not since the 'Brady Bunch' kids won that unengraved silver platter for their parents has a group of child actors attained the level of success of Rilo Kiley. The Jenny Lewis and Blake Sennett-led band's fourth album, the Fleetwood Mac-leaning 'Under the Blacklight,' came in at No. 22 in its first week, selling in the 27,000 range.
- It's really not fair to compare bands due to such random factors as national origin, but somebody needs to explain this: Pray tell, why does one of Canada's finest, the New Pornographers, score only a No. 34 placing with their fourth LP of perfectly realized power pop, 'Challengers,' selling 20,000 in its debut week, when fellow Canucks Nickelback's two-year-old album sold twice that this week alone? And don't blame it on the strong beer -- these are American sales figures!
- 'High School Musical 2,' Soundtrack (367,000 in 2nd week; 982,000 total)
- 'Eardrum,' Talib Kweli (61,000 in 1st week)
- 'Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus,' Soundtrack (58,000 in 9th week; 1,144,000 total)
- 'Hairspray,' Soundtrack (53,000 in 7th week; 477,000 total)
- 'Now 25,' Various Artists (52,000 in 5th week; 700,000 total)