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SuBo's domination of the Billboard 200 album chart continues with The Gift as Rihanna's Loud debuts @ #3 with 207,000 copies sold, her best sales week yet. RiRi's inability to hit #1 in her mega-successful career after five tries is proof that she is the poster child for a 'singles artist,' further evidenced by the fact that Loud's first single "Only Girl (In The World)" has just hit the top spot on the Hot 100 singles chart two weeks after her second single "What's My Name?", which earns the Airplay Gainer title for the fourth week in a row while dipping 7-8, did. "Only Girl" is Rihanna's fourth #1 this year, the most times a female has hit the top spot in one year, & her ninth #1 overall. Meanwhile, Pink's "Raise Your Glass" rises 4-2 (her Greatest Hits... So Far!!! album debuted @ #14) & Michael Jackson debuts @ #84 with his Akon-assisted "Hold My Hand".
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