By Amy Ryan
Updated September 07, 2005 at 10:44 PM EDT
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Okay, I was off by 40,000. Kanye West’s Late Registration debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart with sales of 860,000. (No Dixie Chick-ing for him.) Tony Yayo, Brooks & Dunn, and Death Cab for Cutie enjoyed much smaller but still strong debuts at Nos. 2, 3, and 4. Down at No. 9 and No. 10 were still more big-selling new chart entries from Christian band Casting Crowns and new dancehall star Rihanna. As MTV News points out, several acts who performed at last weekend’s VMAs saw sales spikes, including Green Day, Kelly Clarkson, Fall Out Boy, and My Chemical Romance. In fact, the only big sales drop this week belonged to Hilary Duff, whose Most Wanted had topped the chart for two weeks; this week, she was just the eighth most wanted.

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