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Maroon 5 crowns US album charts

31 May 07 10:31 GMT

US band Maroon 5's first album in four years is leading the US charts, putting it top on both sides of the Atlantic.

It Won't Be Soon Before Long sold more than 400,000 copies in the US, leaving last week's leader Linkin Park's Minutes To Midnight a distant second.

The album sold 102,000 copies through download sales alone, breaking a record set just last week by Linkin Park.

Rocker Ozzy Osbourne's Black Rain - his first release in six years - went in at three, with sales of 152,000.

Sales drop

Maroon 5 are currently dominating the charts, with Makes Me Wonder also at the top of the US singles chart, in addition to the album entering at number one in the UK last weekend.

Their last album, Songs about Jane, contained two UK top five hits - This Love and She Will be Loved. Makes Me Wonder is presently at number two in the UK.

Album sales in the US were down 3.2% from last week's total, and down 16.7% compared to the same week last year.

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