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Morning click: Boyle bests Brown, STP readies new album

susan boyleConsumers continue to give the thumbs up to Susan Boyle's debut album. (REUTERS/David Moir)

- The new Billboard charts contain few surprises. Susan Boyle continues to dominate, moving a massive 582,000 units last week, bringing her three-week total to 1.8 million. Chris Brown found little success, entering the chart at No. 7 with 102,000 copies sold, well down from the 294,000 copies that his last album, "Exclusive," sold in its first week. He claims stores are refusing to stock his album; stores are claiming its simply people refusing to buy the album and his label overshipped. Gucci Mane got some good news early in his prison stay -- he debuted at No. 10, with 90,000 copies sold, no doubt buoyed by the positive review he got in the Washington Post.

- Stone Temple Pilots are wrapping up work on their first album of new material since 2001's "Shangri-La Dee Da." The '90s alt-rock chart toppers regrouped in mid-2008 and are in the studio with famed producer Don Was. Singer Scott Weiland indicated to Spinner that a tour would be in the works after the album is released.

- Chris Feinstein, former bassist for Ryan Adams & the Cardinals, passed away Monday morning in New York. He appeared on the last three Ryan Adams albums and had been touring with the Cardinals backing New Zealand singer Gin Wigmore since Adams announced a hiatus from music almost a year ago.

- Band you will be hearing about a lot in 2010: harmony-heavy psych-pop band Yeasayer. You already read about their trippy, NSFW video last weekend. Their new album, "Odd Blood," comes out in February and the band just announced a three-month tour. The full U.S. portion begins on April 3 at D.C.'s 9:30 club.

By David Malitz  |  December 17, 2009; 7:30 AM ET
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags: Chris Brown, Gucci Mane, Stone Temple Pilots, Susan Boyle, Yeasayer  
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I hope STP's new one is better than that awful 2001 release. Yikes.

Posted by: df198081 | December 17, 2009 10:14 AM | Report abuse

Um, I hate to break it to you, but the Post's review of Gucci Mane's album had absolutely no impact on his sales figures. Chalk it up instead to the "any-press-is-good-press" phenomenon.

Posted by: richcole99 | December 17, 2009 3:15 PM | Report abuse

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