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‘NOW’ AND AGAIN

The hits collection Now That’s What I Call Music! 9 capitalized on all that pent-up demand–it has been almost four months since the debut of NOW 8–with boffo first-week sales of 419,000 (the second-best opening this year, just behind Alan Jackson’s 423,000). In second place was Jay-Z and R. Kelly’s The Best of Both Worlds, which most critics felt represented the mediocre side of both worlds. The 223,000-unit bow falls toward the low end of expectations for the blockbuster team, given that Jay-Z’s last studio album debuted with 426,000. Opening in fourth and fifth places were Glenn Lewis, who parrots Stevie Wonder, and Parrothead hero Jimmy Buffett, selling 85,000 and 78,000, respectively.

POP ALBUMS

LAST WEEK WEEKS ON CHART

1 — VARIOUS ARTISTS NOW That’s What I Call Music! 9, Universal 1 2 — R. KELLY AND JAY-Z The Best of Both Worlds, Def Jam 1 3 1 VARIOUS ARTISTS O Brother… soundtrack, Mercury Nashville 65 4 — GLENN LEWIS World Outside My Window, Epic 1 5 — JIMMY BUFFETT Far Side of the World, Mailboat 1 6 3 ALAN JACKSON Drive, Arista Nashville 10 7 6 LINKIN PARK Hybrid Theory, Warner Bros. 74 8 4 ALANIS MORISSETTE Under Rug Swept, Maverick 4 9 7 LUDACRIS Word of Mouf, Def Jam 17 10 8 PINK M!ssundaztood, Arista 18 11 5 BRANDY Full Moon, Atlantic 3 12 2 B2K B2K, Epic 2 13 9 KYLIE MINOGUE Fever, Capitol 4 14 11 NICKELBACK Silver Side Up, Roadrunner 28 15 13 PUDDLE OF MUDD Come Clean, Flawless/Geffen 30

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