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Chartbreaker: Another strong week for Carrie Underwood and Gotye, thanks to moms

Many of previous weeks' big-performing albums have rebounded on the Billboard 200 chart, thanks to a Mother's Day sales surge. Adele's 21 is the best example of this boost, as the album shoots up from number four to number two this week. It's still not enough to reclaim the top spot from Carrie Underwood's Blown Away, which holds at number one for a second week. Blown Away is Underwood's first number-one album, of three, to stay at the top more than seven days. Lionel Richie's former chart-topper, Tuskegee, was also popular with moms last week, since the album rose three spots to number three.

Lower on the chart come two new debuts within the top ten: Silversun Pickups' Neck Of The Wood at number six and Tank's This Is How I Feel at number nine. One Direction's Up All Night, meanwhile, moves up one spot to number seven, while Jack White's Blunderbuss falls one spot further from its former-number-one status, now at number eight.

On the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, there are still no changes. Gotye and Kimbra remain at number one for a fifth week with "Somebody That I Used To Know." Maroon 5's "Payphone" featuring Wiz Khalifa moves up one to number two, and fun.'s "We Are Young" featuring Janelle Monae drops one to number three -- these are the same top three contenders as last week, too.

Carly Rae Jepsen continues to wait patiently for her chance at a top-three single, with "Call Me Maybe" remaining at number four for another week. On her heels is Flo Rida's "Wild Ones" featuring Sia . Nicki Minaj's "Starships" moves up one to number six, One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful" hits number seven, The Wanted's "Glad You Came" comes in at number nine, Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend" falls one to number nine, and Train's "Drive By" finally shows up in the top ten.

Next week Adam Lambert's Trespassing will compete with Adele and Carrie Underwood for the top spot on the Billboard 200. On singles, Gotye will likely continue to reign supreme.



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