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Thursday, March 28, 2013

US Chart Roundup: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Return To #1, Justin Timberlake's Huge Debut

After being interrupted by the five-week reign of Baauer's senses-dulling "Harlem Shake" on the Hot 100, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis return to #1 with "Thrift Shop." Both songs manage to keep Justin Timberlake's "Suit & Tie" at bay, as that song moves up one position to #3. Elsewhere on the Hot 100, JT's "Mirrors" jumps from #25 to #13.

The real chart news, though, is over on the Billboard 200, where Timberlake's third album The 20/20 Experience debuts at #1 with first-week sales of 968,000 copies. It's his biggest opening week as a solo artist (FutureSex/LoveSounds sold 684,000 out of the gate in 2006 while Justified opened with 439,000 in 2002).

Of course, let's not forget that JT's former sausage fest boy band *NSYNC saw No Strings Attached debut at #1 in 2000 after selling 2.42 million copies in the first week.

Speaking of No Strings Attached, let's just put on our capri shorts, slip into a pair of roller blades and watch these:

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Thrift Shop" - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Wanz *5 weeks*
2. "Harlem Shake" - Baauer
3. "Suit & Tie" - Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z
4. "When I Was Your Man" - Bruno Mars
5. "Stay" - Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko
6. "Just Give Me A Reason" - Pink feat. Nate Ruess
7. "Started From The Bottom" - Drake 
8. "Feel This Moment" - Pitbull feat. Christina Aguilera
9. "Love Me" - Lil Wayne feat. Drake & Future
10. "I Knew You Were Trouble" - Taylor Swift

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