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The Foo Fighters' Wasting Light tops Billboard 200 albums chart

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The mighty Foo Fighters open at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week with Wasting Light.

Surprisingly, it’s the band’s first chart-topping album, selling 235,000 copies and also besting Adele, whose 21 led last week. This time around the English siren’s latest sells 93,000 units. While Alison Krauss and Union Station’s Paper Airplane moves 83,000 albums and lands at No. 3.

Check out the full top 10 after the jump.

April 20, 2011′s Billboard 200 albums top 10

No. 1 – Foo Fighters, Wasting Light:  235,000

No. 2 – Adele, 21: 93,000

No. 3 – Alison Krauss and Union Station, Paper Airplane: 83,000

No. 4 – Paul Simon, So Beautiful Or So What: 68,000

No. 5 – Mana, Drama y Luz: 47,000

No. 6 – Britney Spears, Femme Fatale: 43,000

No. 7 – Songs For Japan, compilation: 37,000

No. 8 – Wiz Khalifa, Rolling Papers: 37,000

No. 9 – Chris BrownF.A.M.E.: 35,000

No. 10 – Mumford & Sons, Sigh No More: 35,000

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