The Industry

Erykah Badu, She & Him top sellers at local record stores

Erykah Badu's New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh, released last week on Motown, took the top spots at Albums on the Hill and Twist & Shout, while claiming the number four slot at Independent Records. Meth, Ghost & Rae's Wu Massacre , meanwhile, released last week on Def Jam, and She & Him's Volume 2 were also strong sellers for the week ending April 4. See the full breakdown after the jump.

Top Sellers 4.4.2010 Albums on the Hill

1. Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part Two 2. Meth, Ghost & Rae - Wu Massacre 3. She & Him - Volume Two 4. Dillinger Escape Plan - Option Paralysis 5. Broken Bells - Broken Bells 6. 3OH!3 - Want 7. Autechre - Oversteps 8. Bonnie "Prince" Billy & the Cairo Gang - The Wonder Show of the World 9. White Stripes - Under Great White Northern Lights 10. Drive-By Truckers - The Big To-Do

Independent Records

1. E-40 - Revenue Retrievin': Day Shift/Night Shift 2. Usher - Raymond v Raymond 3. Brotha Lynch Hung - Dinner and a Movie 4. Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part Two 5. Ludacris - Battle of the Sexes 6. Monica - Still Standing 7. Meth, Ghost & Rae - Wu Massacre 8. Jimi Hendrix - Valleys of Neptune 9. Flobots - Survival Story 10. Lil Wayne - Rebirth

Twist & Shout

1. Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part Two 2. Jimi Hendrix - Valleys of Neptune 3. She & Him - Volume Two 4. Flobots - Survival Story 5. Broken Bells - Broken Bells 6. Drive-By Truckers - The Big To-Do 7. Various Artists - Crazy Heart soundtrack 8. Sade - Soldier of Love 9. Bonobo - Black Sands 10. Yeasayer - Odd Blood

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Jon Solomon writes about music and nightlife for Westword, where he's been the Clubs Editor since 2006.
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