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Blake Shelton Keeps No. 1 Single; Adds No. 3 Album
O Brother Soundtrack Hangs at No. 1
Blake Shelton bolsters his No. 1 standing on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart with a strong debut on the Top Country Albums chart.

Shelton's self-titled album debuts at No. 3 on the albums chart. The O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack again tops that chart, with the Coyote Ugly soundtrack still clinging to the No. 2 spot. Lonestar's I'm Already There is at No. 4 and Tim McGraw's Set This Circus Down holds the No. 5 slot.

Cyndi Thomson's debut album, My World, comes on the chart at No. 7, the highest album debut by a new female country artist since LeAnn Rimes' Blue in 1996. Also debuting this week is Junior Brown's Mixed Bag at No. 52.

Shelton's "Austin" tops the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart for the second straight week. Toby Keith's "I'm Just Talkin' About Tonight" climbs to No. 2 from No. 4, Jamie O'Neal's "When I Think About Angels" drops to No. 3, Keith Urban's "Where The Blacktop Ends" rises to No. 4 and Lonestar's "I'm Already There" stays at No. 5.

Debuting this week are Chad Brock's "Tell Me How" at No. 54, Lonestar's "With Me" at No. 57, Brad Paisley's "Too Country" at No. 58, 3 of Hearts' "Arizona Rain" at No. 59, and Kenny Rogers' "Beautiful (All That You Could Be)" at No. 60.

Shelton's "Austin" again tops the Country Singles Sales chart, with Thomson's "What I Really Meant to Say" remaining at No. 2.
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