March 09, 2001 at 05:00 AM EST

It’s not too soon to think about next year’s Grammys, when, we can only hope, NARAS will introduce a Best Recording by a Wrestler category. Possible nominees arrived in the form of WWF: The Music, Volume 5, with tunes from the likes of The Rock, Chyna, and Raven. The WWF collection sold 177,000 copies and debuted at No. 2, beating out even Paul ”the Mangler” McCartney and John ”Lethal” Lennon. Those numbers, though, couldn’t body-slam Shaggy, still No. 1 with 272,000 units sold. Among the 2001 Grammy winners and performers enjoying a boost: U2 (No. 11), Jill Scott (No. 18), Moby (No. 40), and Steely Dan (No. 54, after months outside the top 200).

POP ALBUMS

LAST WEEKS IN WEEK RELEASE

1 1 SHAGGY Hotshot, MCA 29 2 — VARIOUS ARTISTS WWF: The Music, Volume 5, Koch 1 3 2 THE BEATLES 1, Capitol 15 4 4 DIDO No Angel, Arista 41 5 3 VARIOUS ARTISTS Save the Last Dance soundtrack, Hollywood 9 6 5 JENNIFER LOPEZ J.Lo, Epic 5 7 7 LENNY KRAVITZ Greatest Hits, Virgin 18 8 8 JA RULE Rule 3:36, Murder Inc./Def Jam 20 9 9 CRAZY TOWN The Gift of Game, Columbia 14 10 10 LUDACRIS Back for the First Time, Def Jam South 19 11 35 U2 All That You Can’t Leave Behind, Interscope 17 12 25 VARIOUS ARTISTS Grammy Nominees 2001, Capitol 18 13 14 DREAM It Was All a Dream, Bad Boy/Arista 5 14 11 CREED Human Clay, Wind-Up 74 15 12 LIMP BIZKIT Chocolate Starfish…, Flip/Interscope 19

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