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""Live Like We're Dying" sold nearly 24,000 copies in its first full week of availability and has sold 73,000 copies total."U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #89Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks#32 Pop 100 #48 Adult Pop Songs #31 Christian Songs #50 New Zealand Singles Chart #18 Singapore Perfect 10 98.7FM#18
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Rounding out the holdovers in the top 10, Carrie Underwood's "Play On" drops from No. 3 to No. 9 with 86,000 (down 33%)
A couple steps down, just outside the top 10, is "American Idol" winner Kris Allen with his self-titled debut, starting at No. 11 with 80,000 copies.
19/RCA/RMG Idol runner-up Adam Lambert racked up 196k with For Your Entertainment, fueled by his controversial AMAs performance, good for #3.
With nearly 670k, I Dreamed a Dream shattered Eminem’s previous year-high mark for first-week sales of Relapse, which moved 608k back in May and also beat Ashanti’s record for a debut album by a female, set back in April, 2002, when her self-titled bow sold 503k in its first week.Boyle was one of four newcomers to the Top 10 in the wake of the biggest-selling retail weekend of the year, the lone Top 5 holdover being Decca’s Andrea Bocelli, up 12% to 215k at #2.Lady Gaga scored two in the Top 10, her seven-song Fame Monster effort for Interscope debuts at #4 with 181k, while the newly released deluxe edition of Fame is up a whopping 398% to #7, with 144k.Def Jam/IDJ diva Rihanna’s critically praised Rated R debuts at #5 with 180k, to be followed next week (12/8) by former boyfriend Chris Brown’s Graffiti, setting up an interesting head-to-head chart showdown.A Wal-Mart promotion for its exclusive Miley Cyrus album Time of Our Lives re-ignited the Hollywood title, which is up 391% at #6, while Big Machine star Taylor Swift continues to feel the heat from her AMAs sweep, with Fearless up 48% to #8.19/Arista Nashville’s Carrie Underwood (#9) and Epic’s Michael Jackson This Is It round out the Top 10.Epic’s Shakira She Wolf album debuts at #15, with other Top 50 newcomers including Cash Money/Universal Motown’s Birdman (#33) and Jay Sean (#35), while Monkeywrench's Pearl Jam (#43) and Reprise's Michael Buble Call Me Irresponsible album (#49) both re-enter.In all, a total of 12 albums sold in excess of 100k this week.