EW Staff
January 23, 1998 AT 05:00 AM EST

The iceberg cometh. Though Celine Dion’s numbers last week suggested she was the immovable object around here, her Let’s Talk About Love was supplanted as top ice cube this week by the Titanic soundtrack. But that’s no tragedy for her camp: Both discs are being propelled by ”My Heart Will Go On,” Dion’s theme song for the movie. Rising from No. 11, this buoyant Titanic logged 243,000 units against the Dion album’s still-sizable 227,000, becoming the first film-score album to hit No. 1 since 1981’s Chariots of Fire. Others felt the chill; Garth Brooks’ numbers dropped by nearly half, to 81,000. Might he be plotting his move into movies even as we speak?

POP ALBUMS

LAST WEEK WEEKS ON CHART

1 11 SOUNDTRACK Titanic, Sony Classical 5 2 1 CELINE DION Let’s Talk About Love, 550 Music 8 3 3 CHUMBAWAMBA Tubthumper, Republic/Universal 16 4 12 USHER My Way, LaFace/Arista 17 5 2 GARTH BROOKS Sevens, Capitol 7 6 4 MASE Harlem World, Bad Boy/Arista 11 7 9 BACKSTREET BOYS Backstreet Boys, Jive 22 8 7 MATCHBOX 20 Yourself or Someone Like You, Atlantic 45 9 5 LEANN RIMES You Light Up My Life, Curb 18 10 8 PUFF DADDY No Way Out, Bad Boy/Arista 25

COUNTRY ALBUMS

1 1 GARTH BROOKS Sevens, Capitol 7 2 2 LEANN RIMES You Light Up My Life, Curb 18 3 3 SHANIA TWAIN Come On Over, Mercury 10 4 4 BROOKS & DUNN The Greatest Hits Collection, Arista Nashville 17 5 5 TRISHA YEARWOOD (songbook) a collection of hits, MCA Nashville 20 6 6 TIM MCGRAW EVerywhere, Curb 32 7 7 LEANN RIMES Blue, Curb 79 8 11 SAMMY KERSHAW Labor of Love, Mercury 10 9 10 MARTINA MCBRIDE Evolution, RCA 20 10 8 JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY Greatest Hits, Atlantic 13

MTV VIDEOS

1 1 CHUMBAWAMBA ”Tubthumping,” Republic/Universal 13 2 2 ROBYN ”Show Me Love,” RCA 10 3 5 ERICK SERMON, REDMAN & KEITH MURRAY ”Rapper’s Delight,” Priority 5 4 4 BOYZ II MEN ”A Song for Mama,” Motown 7 5 7 METALLICA ”The Memory Remains,” Elektra 6 6 3 MASE ”Feel So Good,” Bad Boy/Arista 8 7 9 JANET JACKSON ”Together Again,” Virgin 6 8 11 PUFF DADDY ”It’s All About the Benjamins (Rock Remix)” Bad Boy/Arista 3 9 10 EVERCLEAR ”Everything to Everyone,” Capitol 8 10 15 MATCHBOX 20 ”3 am,” Atlantic 3

(C)1998 BPI COMMUNICATIONS INC./SOUNDSCAN INC. USED WITH PERMISSION FROM BILLBOARD, JAN. 24, 1998. USED WITH PERMISSION FROM MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION FOR WEEK OF JAN. 4, 1998

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