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Album Chart: Madonna makes sweet debut

"Hard Candy," the latest album from pop icon Madonna, sold about 280,000 copies during its first week in stores, enough to claim the top slot on the latest chart.

The chart-topping debut marks the seventh time that Madonna has snagged the No. 1 position on The Billboard 200, results for which are based on Nielsen SoundScan sales figures.

"Hard Candy" shoves down one notch to No. 2 the latest from fellow diva Mariah Carey, whose "E=MC2" logged on at No. 1 last week, and Leona Lewis' "Spirit" from No. 2 to No. 3.

Lyfe Jennings' "Lyfe Change" makes its debut at No. 4, and British rock veterans Def Leppard take No. 5 with their latest set, "Songs from the Sparkle Lounge," marking the group's 11th consecutive Top 20 album, according to Billboard.

Rounding out the Top 10 are The Roots' "Rising Down" at No. 6, Portishead's "Third" at No. 7, Mudcrutch's self-titled set at No. 8, the "NOW 27" hits compilation at No. 9 and Tim McGraw's "Greatest Hits Vol. 1 and 2"--which available exclusively from Wal-Mart--at No. 10.

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