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Week 7: Lots of Rhyme, Little Reason
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image of Laura KatzOne look at this week's e-charts and you know that we're in for a stormy FML season.

The Killers have taken over the number 1 spot on Alternative, jumping up 13 places and boosting their revenue by 180%. The "Sam's Town" band has managed to do what little have: elbow out the Red Hot Chili Peppers to number 2, and push My Chemical Romance, another seemingly unshakable act, down to number 3.

Sparta and Taking Back Sunday round out our Alternative top five, and Modest Mouse has come back on the scene at number 12 with their album "We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank."

"Irreplaceable" songstress Beyonce Knowles has toppled the formerly invincible band The Fray and is enjoying her time at number 1 this week on CHR. John Mayer came in at number, with comeback kid Nelly Furtado falling in line just behind the singer/songwriter.

The Fray is in 4th place this week, with The All-American Rejects moving up just enough to squeeze into the top five. Barbados-born beauty Rihanna is back on the charts at number 18, and Hellogoodbye has made their NMC debut with their album "Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!"

It's smooth sailing on our Country charts... Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean and Rodney Atkins make up this week's top 3, with Jason Michael Carroll and Gary Allan making up the rest of our top 5.

The Fray may have taken a small beating on CHR, but the band is still duking it out on Hot AC. "My Love" singer Justin Timberlake is at number 2, and Canadian export Nickelback is at number 3 this week.

John Mayer is doing double duty on the charts with a number 4 appearance, and fans are still showing the love to Snow Patrol, who came in at number 5.

One look at our Urban top 3 and you might think you're seeing last week's charts: JT is still at number 1, Beyonce's still hanging tight to number 2, and Akon is at number 3 with his hit album "Konvicted."

Robin Thicke jumped up 4 spots to land at number 4, just ahead of Jay-Z, who's enjoying his time at the number 5 spot this week. And let's not forget to congratulate The MIMS, who have made their official debut on our Urban chart at number 19.

Congratulations are also in order for our Open League players, who've been kicking butt this week. Stevemoose and Fetzmonger are in a tight race with $68,571 standing in between the two moguls, and Amarpan isn't too far behind with a weekly average of $36,802,857.

Platinum Bonus time is around the corner! If the artists on your roster have stayed on the eTracks charts for 8 weeks in a row, they not only achieve platinum status, they also generate an additional 10 percent in artist revenues for the week.

Best of luck, and happy playing!

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