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BEST IN ‘SHOW’

There sure were a lot of folks who bought the Eminem record on their way home from church. The Eminem Show was the first major album in memory–maybe ever–to officially go on sale on a Sunday, thanks to Interscope deciding to get any jump it could on the bootleg market. Thus, just two days of sales showed up on the chart, which records a Tuesday-through-Monday cycle. But Show still placed ahead of the pack by a more-than-Slim margin, selling 284,000 in those 48 hours. Eminem was pretty much alone in packing heat: The only other newbie to break the six-figure mark this time was Marc Anthony’s Mended, which sewed up a No. 3 bow with 111,000 sold.

POP ALBUMS

LAST WEEKS ON WEEK CHART

1 — EMINEM The Eminem Show, Aftermath/Interscope 1 2 1 P. DIDDY & BAD BOY RECORDS PRESENT… We Invented the Remix, Bad Boy 2 3 — MARC ANTHONY Mended, Columbia 1 4 2 CAM’RON Come Home With Me, Universal 2 5 7 ASHANTI Ashanti, Murder Inc./Def Jam 8 6 8 CELINE DION A New Day Has Come, Epic 9 7 5 MUSIQ Juslisen (Just Listen), Def Jam 3 8 9 VARIOUS ARTISTS NOW That’s What I Call Music! 9, Universal 10 9 13 KENNY CHESNEY No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems, BNA 5 10 4 MOBY 18, V2 2 11 10 SHERYL CROW C’mon, C’mon, A&M 6 12 — BOXCAR RACER Boxcar Racer, MCA 1 13 — VARIOUS ARTISTS NOW Presents: Off the Hook, Columbia 1 14 11 VARIOUS ARTISTS Spider-Man soundtrack, Sony Soundtrax 4 15 12 BIG TYMERS Hood Rich, Cash Money/Universal 4

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