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Move over, Alan Jackson. It was nice and homey while it lasted, with your Greatest Hits and all, but now it’s time to bring the flava.

Thassright: According to early reports from national accounts, The NeptunesThe Neptunes Present... Clones (Arista) looks like it will easily sell 200k over the coming week, with a shot at going as high as 230k.

Jackson’s powerhouse Arista Nashville hits collection, which moved nearly 330k this week, is expected to drop by almost half, putting it at around 180k and yielding next week’s #1 slot to the Neptunes.

Not that the ’Tunes are the only ones busting the ill jams this week: Columbia’s Bow Wow (he ain’t Lil’ no more, folks) has dropped his sophomore Unleashed, which is on track to move about 150k.

Also hitting the street yesterday was Atlantic’s T.I., whose Trap Muzik is off to a better-than-expected start, looking like it will climb to around 100k for the week, with a good chance it could go even higher.

And then there’s Juelz Santana, whose From Me to U (Roc-A-Fella/IDJ) will likely reach 90k before the week’s done, and Jessica Simpson’s In This Skin (Columbia), which appears headed for a 50-60k first week, which should be good for a Top 15 debut.