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‘Blackout’ Fails to Take Number One Spot

Britney Spears’ new album “Blackout” has failed to take the No. 1 spot on the charts. Instead, the disc is registering at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, behind The Eagles’ latest effort, “Long Road Out of Eden.”

“Blackout” sold around 290,000 copies in its first week, though “Eden” sold 711,000. Even country cutie Carrie Underwood’s latest disc “Carnival Ride” fared better, with 527,000 copies sold in its first week of release.

Early estimates had put Brit’s latest effort at the No.1 spot. Her record label guessed the album would sell up to 350,000 copies upon its release.

Her last disc, 2003’s “In the Zone,” sold 609,000 in its first week.