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XZIBITIONISM

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All I want for Boxing Day is hip-hop. That’s the message typically sent to retailers the week after Christmas, as thrill-seeking kids exchange the tamer albums they found under the tree for the rap they really wanted. This year was no exception: OutKast took a seven-position leap to No. 6 by selling 221,000 units; Shaggy and Nelly likewise bounced up multiple slots; and Xzibit made an Xtraordinary 19-spot jump, selling 148,000 and moving up to No. 12. Meanwhile, Britney Spears and ‘N Sync fell out of the top 15. But the Beatles trumped even hip-hop, adding 451,000 to their tally as they hogged the auld lang-and-winding road.

POP ALBUMS

LAST WEEKS ON WEEK CHARTS

1 1 THE BEATLES 1, Capitol 7 2 3 VARIOUS ARTISTS NOW That’s What I Call Music! 5, Columbia 7 3 5 SHAGGY Hotshot, MCA 21 4 6 LIMP BIZKIT Chocolate Starfish…, Flip/Interscope 11 5 9 SNOOP DOGG Tha Last Meal, Priority/No Limit 2 6 13 OUTKAST Stankonia, Arista 9 7 4 CREED Human Clay, Wind-Up 66 8 15 NELLY Country Grammar, Fo’ Reel/Universal 27 9 2 BACKSTREET BOYS Black & Blue, Jive 6 10 11 SADE Lovers Rock, Epic 7 11 16 LENNY KRAVITZ Greatest Hits, Virgin 10 12 31 XZIBIT Restless, Loud 3 13 7 TIM MCGRAW Greatest Hits, Curb 6 14 19 R. KELLY TP-2.com, Jive 8 15 17 LIL’ BOW WOW Beware of Dog, So So Def/Columbia 14

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