Go get West, young man. In Kanye’s second week out, another 196,000 men and women answered that call, leaving the rapper secure in his No. 2 berth. But security, thy name is Norah; in Jones’ sophomore session, she sold a still untouchable 395,000 units. Eamon had the biggest bow, at No. 7, with 106,000 fans of his profanely titled hit single opting to ”fork it” — over, that is — for the full album. Entering the top 15 for the first time: long-simmering Maroon 5, advancing into the big leagues on the strength of a thing called ”This Love.”
LAST WEEKS WEEK ON CHART
1 1 NORAH JONES FEELS LIKE HOME, Blue Note 2 2 2 KANYE WEST The College Dropout, Roc-A-Fella 2 3 7 EVANESCENCE Fallen, Wind-up 51 4 4 OUTKAST Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, Arista 22 5 3 KENNY CHESNEY When the Sun Goes Down, BNA 3 6 5 JOSH GROBAN Closer, Reprise 15 7 — EAMON I Don’t Want You Back, Jive 1 8 8 TWISTA Kamikaze, Atlantic 4 9 11 SHERYL CROW The Very Best of Sheryl Crow, A&M/Interscope 16 10 9 INCUBUS A Crow Left of the Murder…, Epic 3 11 20 CHINGY Jackpot, Disturbing tha Peace/Capitol 32 12 6 HARRY CONNICK JR. Only You, Columbia 3 13 21 BRITNEY SPEARS In the Zone, Jive 14 14 32 MAROON 5 Songs About Jane, Octone/J 41 15 19 JESSICA SIMPSON In This Skin, Columbia 27
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Here’s your chance to see how Jason Stollsteimer is doing after his dustup with Jack White. He and his fellow VON BONDIES will hit Nashville (March 3), Chicago (March 12), and San Diego (March 28), among other U.S. cities.
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