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Landmark album is the 22nd full-length to reach 10 million sales in the SoundScan era.

Pearl Jam‘s landmark debut album “Ten” becomes the latest addition to the 10 million-sellers club in the U.S.

This week, the 1991 Epic Records release surpasses the 10 million U.S. sales mark according to Nielsen SoundScan, making it the 22nd album to reach the threshold since the company began tracking data in 1991.

In the week ending Feb. 17, the album sold nearly 4,000 copies (up 159% over the previous week). That brings its total sales to about 1,000 over 10 million.

It is the fourth album to hit 10 million U.S. sales since the start of 2012. In that span of time, “Ten” follows Linkin Park‘s “Hybrid Theory,” Usher’s “Confessions” and Adele’s blockbuster “21.”

“21” now stands as the No. 15 best-selling album of the SoundScan era, with 10.4 million sold. It is currently about 186,000 copies behind Britney Spears‘ “Baby One More Time,” which is in 14th place.

Read more about albums which reach more than 10 million copies sold in US here: http://bit.ly/15vtrN9

 

Biffy Clyro score first ever Official UK Number One album

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Biffy Clyro have scored their first ever Official UK Album Chart Number One with ‘Opposites’. The Scottish rockers sixth studio album sold an impressive 75,000 copies in its first week, eclipsing the 43,000 previous album ‘Only Revolutions‘ sold, to debut in at the top, according to the Official Charts Company.

The double album is the highest selling new entry of 2013 so far and has knocked ‘Les Miserables: The Motion Picture Cast Recording’ down to Number Two in the Official UK Album Chart.

Meanwhile, thirty five years after its original release, Fleetwood Mac‘s ‘Rumours‘ is back in the charts. The seminal album, which has been reissued, enters the chart at Number 3. Emeli Sande‘s ‘Our Version Of Events’ is at Number Four and Justin Bieber‘s ‘Believe’ is at Number Five.

For more on Biffy Clyro and the story behind ‘Opposites’, pick up a copy of this week’s NME digitally or at newsstands now or read here: http://bit.ly/UjeXhg

Exclusive: Britney Spears Will Get Fired From X Factor

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Britney Spears attends “The X Factor” Season 2 auditions at the Dunkin Donuts Center on June 27, 2012 in Providence, Rhode Island.Credit: Marc Andrew Deley/WireImage.com

Looks like Britney Spears‘ X Factor gig will be a one-and-done kind of deal.

As the new issue of Us Weekly reveals, the “Hold It Against Me” singer is on her way out as a judge for Fox’s hit reality competition, which wrapped its second season on Dec. 20.

PHOTOS: Britney’s most memorable music video looks

“Britney will get the boot,” an insider tells Hot Stuff of the pop star, who joined the show in May, along with fellow newcomer Demi Lovato. “Producers wanted her for the long haul, but it isn’t working.”

One reason? Spears’ $15 million contract, which sources say the low-energy mentor hasn’t earned. “They paid all that for her to say ‘amazing’ and offer half-claps,” a second insider tells Us.

Adds a third source of show co-creator Simon Cowell, who is leading the charge to axe the performer: “He wanted crazy Britney, but he got boring Britney.”

PHOTOS: Britney’s bikini body through the years

Spears’ firing would be the latest in a long line of departures over the show’s short lifespan. In the space of just two seasons, the series has lost or let go of Paula AbdulNicole ScherzingerCheryl Cole and — most recently — L.A. Reid, who announced his decision to leave earlier this month.

Spears is likely next on the chopping block, but Cowell, 53, hasn’t always had it out for her. During a conference call in October, he told reporters that she had been “a lot better than everybody thought…She’s very engaged…She has been, I think, a very, very good judge.”

PHOTOS: Britney and Jason’s road to romance

Alas, their professional relationship seems to have soured some, as has the singer’s personal relationship with fiance Jason Trawick. Sources tell Us that the mom to Preston, 7, and Jayden, 6, has been increasingly butting heads with her beau.

“They are pulling away from each other,” a pal explains to Us. “Unless things change, they will split for good.”

— from usmagazine.com

Top 10 Most Popular Celebrities on Social Media

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Teen pop sensation Justin Bieber edged out Lady Gaga to take the title of reigning social-media king this week.
With nearly 31.5 million Twitter followers, close to 49 million Facebook fans, and 3.2 billion views on his YouTube channel, Bieber tops the list of most popular celebrities on social media, according to data aggregator Starcount.Over the last week, the singer gained 300,000 Twitter followers, 600,000 Facebook fans and 24,000 YouTube views, compared with Gaga’s 193,000 followers, 170,000 fans and 5,000 views. Bieber is also trending “much more” than Gaga, Starcount reported.

“Bieber consistently gets more retweets and engagement than any other major star,” it said.

While Justin dominates YouTube with most overall views, he falls slightly behind Gaga, who is the current queen of Twitter with 32 million followers. On Facebook, however, Rihanna outshines her competitors with 64 million fans on Facebook. The R&B singer clocks in at third place overall, this week.

Rounding out the top 10 are: Katy Perry, Shakira, Eminem, U.S. PresidentBarack ObamaBritney SpearsTaylor Swift and soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo.

Thumbnail image courtesy of Justin Bieber Music

 

–taken from mashable.com

 

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