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Glee's Madonna tribute knocks Justin Bieber off No. 1 spot

GleeImage Credit: Carin Baer/FoxA little Glee appears to be the cure for Bieber fever. Glee‘s The Power of Madonna soundtrack nabbed the No. 1 spot from Justin Bieber this week on the Billboard 200 album chart this week, selling 98,000 copies. It’s the highest debut yet for a Glee-related album, but also the lowest first-week sales: Glee Season One: The Music Volume 1 sold 113,000 copies its first week, while Volume 2 did 173,000.

Lady Antebellum moves from No. 3 to No. 2, selling another 83,000 copies of their Need You Now. Last week‘s No. 2, MGMT‘s Congratulations, fell out of the top 10 altogether.

With the blockbuster film more than a week away from release, AC/DC’s Iron Man 2 soundtrack debuts at No. 4, selling 76,000 copies.

Justin Bieber dropped to No. 3 with My World 2.0, while’s first installment My World is at No. 8. His label head, Usher, dropped from No. 4 to No. 5. His Raymond v. Raymond sold 52,000 units.

Selling 31,000 albums, Jimmy Buffett’s live Walmart exclusive Encores debuts at No. 7. The Zac Brown Band jumps from No. 15 to No. 9. And Lady Gaga‘s rounds out the Top 10 with her 2008 debut, The Fame.

What albums, if any, did you pick up last week? Surprised about this week’s numbers? Let us know.

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'Iron Man 2' pairs up with AC/DC for full soundtrack album

For those about to rock with Robert Downey Jr., we salute you. And by “those,” we mean ageless Aussie thunderstrikers AC/DC, who announced a special soundtrack deal today with the upcoming Iron Man 2, starring Mr. Golden Globe-y Sherlock himself.

Marvel Studios and Columbia Records will pair up for the release of AC/DC: Iron Man 2 on April 19, featuring 15 classic AC/DC songs culled from ten of the band’s studio albums, circa 1976-2008.

The first official video, a mix of a live performance of the Back to Black anthem “Shoot to Thrill” taped last month in Buenos Aires and sneak-preview movie bits, is below; find the full tracklisting after the jump:

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What's the loudest band you've ever seen (or been deafened by)?

The NME is reporting that a show AC/DC played in Munich last week resulted in more than 100 complaints from nearby residents because of the excessive racket made by Angus Young and crew. Apparently, some of the complainants were as far as 12 miles away from the venue when they were moved to say “Nein more!” (Okay, German’s not really my strong suit.) But that got us thinking about the loudest shows we’ve ever attended. In my case, very little thinking is required. I once saw legendary British metallers Motorhead at the Hammersmith Odeon in London (where the band previously recorded their classic live album No Sleep ’til Hammersmith) and couldn’t hear properly for weeks afterward. (And their support act, Tank, are the second most eardrum-lacerating act I’ve ever seen.)

So what’s the loudest band you’ve ever seen? Has anyone out there caught such legendarily volume-button-straining acts as My Bloody Valentine or the Who? Think about it while checking out Motorhead’s “Ace of Spades” below — and then GIVE US A SHOUT!!!

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