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Paul McCartney's Starbucks Debut Loses Chart To T-Pain

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T-Pain's sophomore album "Epiphany" enters on top of The Billboard 200 in a week where six of the top 10 albums are new releases. With sales fueled by the MC's high-powered single "Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')," the Konvict/Nappy Boy/Jive set moved 171,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. T-Pain's 2005 debut, "Rapper Ternt Sanga," only reached No. 40, selling 47,000 copies in its first week.

Rihanna's "Good Girl Gone Bad" bows at No. 2 with 162,000. The set's lead single, "Umbrella," currently crowns the Hot 100. This SRP/Def Jam effort is the singer's third release in two years, with each album achieving a better start than its predecessor. 2005's "Music of the Sun" began at No. 10 with 68,000, while 2006's "A Girl Like Me" started at No. 5 with 115,000.

Paul McCartney earns his third best charting debut since SoundScan began tracking data in 1991 with "Memory Almost Full," which sold 161,000. This album marks the former Beatle's first effort through Starbucks' Hear Music label after a 45-year association with EMI. McCartney's only higher debuts came with 2002's "Back in the U.S. Live 2002" (No. 8, 224,000) and 2001's "Wingspan: Hits and History" (No. 2, 221,000).

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