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image of Laura KatzHello to all you FML players out there, and welcome to week 3 of the competition.

It's still early on in our game, but looking at the eTracks charts, it seems we may already be in store for a bumpy ride for the remainder of the season.

The Shins have been ousted from their #1 spot in Alternative this week, and been replaced by Fall Out Boy's hit single, "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race."

Modest Mouse comes in at #2 with "Dashboard," My Chemical Romance lands at #3 with "Famous Last Words," the Kooks hopped up 2 spots from last week to hit #4 with the track "Naive," and even though The Shins took a hit, they still managed to stay in the top 5 this week.

Cold War Kids had a pretty good week - the band jumped up 7 spots, arriving at #6, as did Kaiser Chiefs, who upped their position by 6 spots, taking them to #9.

Finally, Sick Puppies have made their NMC debut this week at #16 with the single "All The Same" off of the album, Dressed Up As Life.

It's definitely 'not over' for rock band Daughtry. The group remains at #1 this week on CHR with the single "It's Not Over."

It looks like Justin Timberlake may be inching his way back to the top - the "What Goes Around" star is at #2 from a #3 position last week. Unfortunately, that means Canadian rock band Nickelback is now at #3 with their single, "If Everyone Cared."

American Idol superstar Carrie Underwood is at #4, and Gym Class Heroes rounds out the top 5 artists this week on CHR.

Tim McGraw fans are going nuts over the single "Last Dollar" off of his hit album, "Let It Go." The star leaped up 12 spots to hit #1 on the Country charts this week, and has also boosted his revenue by 100%.

Tim's success leaves Carrie Underwood in the #2 spot for her song "Wasted," with Gary Allan in 3rd place for "A Feelin' Like That."

Dierks Bentley come sin at #4 this week with "A Long Trip Home," and Jack Ingram rose up 4 spots to make it into this week's Country top 5.

Justin Timberlake and Nickelback are once again duking it out for top position, this time on the Hot AC charts. JT is back at #1, with Nickelback taking a step down to #2.

Carrie Underwood got a boost this week, pushing the star to #3, and Fall Out Boy and John Mayer came in at #'s 4 and 5, respectively.

And finally, Mika is making her debut at #16 this wek, with the single "Grace Kelly."

Akon is still dominating the Urban scene with the single, "Don't Matter," followed by the unstoppable Robin Thicke with "Lost Without U."

Beyonce Knowles is at #3 this week with "Upgrade U, and The MIMS and Lloyd make up the rest of our Urban top 5.

Onto our standings! stevemoose and I Luv FML!!! are, of course, still toe-to-toe, and Utop, magicman, and Musicmaniac are in the top 5 of our Open League game.

Be sure to stay on top of the competiton and check out the top-ranked rosters (they must be doing something right). See who they're signing, dropping and shifting - it may make or break your label.

Until week 4!

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