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image of Laura KatzWeek 5 of our FML season is here, and the competition is heating up!

In our Open League, Stevemoose's "glastonbury3" and I Luv FML's "Jenny Baird Records" have topped the ranks with a weekly average of $34,710,000 apiece.

In 3rd place is Utop's label, "30 Seconds To Audio And Airwaves," earning an average of $33,232,000. 4th place goes to magicman and "Benz Rockin Bunions," which took in $32,586,000. And finally, in 5th place is MusicManiac's
"CDsCDs," scoring a weekly average of $32,318,000.

What's their secret? It may have something to do with their carefully crafted rosters, featuring a fusion of both well-established and up and coming artists. Keep your eye on these guys as the season progresses.

And now, onto our eTracks charts...

Modest Mouse tops our Alternative charts again this week, the band came in at #1 with their single
"Dashboard," Fall Out Boy scored the #2 spot with "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race."

Bloc Party shot up 4 spots to hit #3, Arcade Fire slipped to #4, and The Killers took a dip to #5. The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus may not be in the this week's top 5, but they did leap up 9 spots, jumping from #20, to #11.

Beyonce Knowles is our major mover in CHR this week, and the superstar's re-release of "B'day" is surely responsible. The soul queen is at #4 with the new hit duet "Beautiful Liar (Bello Embustero)" with sexy Latina star Shakira.

At #1 is Daughtry with the single "It's Not Over," Nickelback is in 2nd place with "If Everyone Cared," Justin Timberlake slipped to #3 with "What Goes Around,"
and Carrie Underwood is #5 this week with "Before He Cheats."

Timbaland has made his NMC debut this week with the star-studded album, "Shock Value." The first single, "Give it To Me," featuring Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake, has put him in the CHR mix, and we should expect to see a lot more from the super-producer.

Tim McGraw has landed Country's #1 spot once again with the single "Last Dollar (Fly Away)," Martina McBride is inching her way to the top with "Anyway," taking over #2.

Carrie Underwood took a small dip to #3 with "Wasted," and Dierks Bentley and Gary Allan round out this week's Country chart.

Beyonce Knowles has made another big splash - this time on Hot AC. The singer shot up 13 spots to reach #4 with the revamped hit "Irreplacable/Irreemplazable."

Justin Timberlake and Gwen Stefani came in at #1 and 2, respectively, Nickelback at #3, and Carrie Underwood is our 5th place artist this week.

Timbaland has not only made his debut this week, he's also our #1 artist on the Urban charts, again with the new hit single 'Give It To Me.'

Beyonce Knowles hopped up 3 spots to hit #2 with
"Upgrade U," Akon has slipped back to #3 with "Don't Matter," and The Black Eyed Peas' Fergie is at #4 with "Glamorous." Finally, soul singer Robin Thicke is in 5th place this week with "Lost Without U," and let's welcome Shop Boyz, who have made their NMC debut at #20.

Want to add some spice to your label? Check out these bargain artist values:

You can sign Timbaland for a cool million, as well as Fergie, Bloc Party and Country's Eric Church. For 2 million, you can score Daughtry, Robin Thicke, Jason Aldean and Incubus. Get'em while you can.

Until week 6...happy playing!

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