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image of Laura KatzGold Bonus time is just around the corner, and with artists like Justin Timberlake, Beyonce Knowles and The Fray holding on to their top spots for several weeks, it looks likes week 4 will be a lucrative one for many of our FML players.

As of late, our most widely held artists have been Mr. Timberlake and The Fray, but with U2, Rodney Atkins, and My Chemical Romance being the most signed artists this week, that all may be changing soon.

And why wouldn't they be. U2 is number one again on the Alternative chart, with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Incubus falling in behind the legendary band.

30 Seconds To Mars announced recently that they may be parting ways, which may have bolstered their fan base - the band's song "From Yesterday" off "A Beautiful Lie" shot up 7 spots to number 4.

And Fall Out Boy has been in the news lately for their participation in an onstage scuffle with security, but that hasn't seemed to hurt their status when it comes to the charts. The band is at number 5 this week.

Other big movers on the Alternative scene...The Raconteurs took an 8 spot leap to number 6, Taking Back Sunday took back 7 spots to come in at number 8, and Hawaiian export Pepper jumped up 7 spots as well to hit number 13.

While our Alternative charts featured a ton of movement this week, the CHR waters were a bit more steady.

The Fray, Evanescence and Beyonce all held on to their top 3 spots, with Snow Patrol trading in its number 7 spot for a number 4 instead.

Nickelback remained at number 5, and Christina Aguilera rose up 2 spots to rest at number 6.

Gwen Stefani, Bow Wow, and Nelly Furtado have re-emerged on the CHR chart this week, they came in at 12, 18, and 19, respectively.

All's quiet on the Country front as well. Rodney Atkins remains at number 1, with Jason Aldean and Rascal Flatts switching up 2nd and 3rd place. Keith Anderson has popped up again on the charts with "Podunk" off of the album "Three Chord Country and American Rock & Roll."

In Hot AC, The Fray and Nickelback are still the reigning champs. Justin Timberlake rose up 2 spots to hit number 3, and so did Snow Patrol - Lightbody and the boys took over the number 4 spot after being at number 6 last week.

JT, Beyonce, and Jay-Z are hiolding on to the top 3 Urban spots this week. Senegalese soul singer Akon is at number 4, and rapper Snoop Dogg climbed up to spots to his number 5.

Some old friends have re-visited our Urban charts: Jibbs, Lil Scrappy, Fantasia, and Rich Boy have all made an appearance this week.

Do you want to make some artist changes to your label? After you use the two free artist switches included with every registered label, you may want to think about Artist SwitchPacks. Each 5-pack Artist SwitchPack costs $10 bucks, and allows you to switch out Artists 5 more times. And, if you buy an Artist SwitchPack and you don't use all the Switches...good news! They roll over into next season and use them then. But remember, an Artist SwitchPack is good only for the Label for which you purchase it.

See you at bonus time!