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Top 10 Debuts Rounded Out by Streisand, Banner and a Clique of Pimps
Wow! For the second week in a row, we find seven—that’s right, seven debuts in the Top 10. All of which should certainly bode well for the industry’s fourth quarter.

Reprise’s Disturbed leads the charge, as the much-beloved metal unit hits #1, with an amazing 232k. If sales like this continue, the dudes may just have to rename themselves Well Adjusted! (And wouldn’t Reprise founder Frank Sinatra be awfully proud?)

The old “metal” guard is represented in second place by Island/IDJ’s Bon Jovi, as that good-lookin’ Italian boy and his Noo Joisey crew sell 201k and end up having not just a nice day but a mighty fine week as well.

Roc-A-Fella/IDJ’s Kanye West drops one spot to #3 (which makes him an “old-timer” on this particular chart), with 125k—but the following four spots are held by debuts: J Records/RMG’s all-star tribute to the late, great Luther Vandross comes in #4, with 102k; the exceedingly cunning and popular Coheed And Cambria (Columbia) prove prog-rock still rules by hitting #5, with 101k (and, hey, the members have even memorized the entire album title); Barbra Streisand (also Columbia) at #6, her new collaboration with Bee Gees architect Barry Gibb selling 96k; and SRC/Universal’s David Banner at #7, with 90k.

The ever-popular Black Eyed Peas (A&M/Interscope) just keep on hangin’ on, maintaining the #8 position for the third week in a row, with 81k, as Asylum/Warner BrosPaul Wall drops eight positions to #9 but still sells a healthy 75k. Rounding out the list is yet another debut—Atlantic/ATLG’s politely monikered Pimp $quad Clique hitting #10, with 61k.

Other notable debuts: E.V.L.A./Atlantic’s Ryan Cabrera at #20, with 42k; Sanctuary’s Earth, Wind & Fire at #35, with 28k; Rhino/WEA’s Ray Charles at #41, with 26k; and Knock Out/Sanctuary's Ray J at #50, with 20k.

Watch out for debuts next week from our favorite tobaccy-chewin’ gal Gretchen Wilson, as well as Three Six Mafia, Lil Kim, Toni Braxton, Sean Paul, Sheryl Crow and Neil Young.