Springsteen's ''Rising'' holds at No. 1. Despite sliding sales, he tops the chart for a second straight week, fending off new discs by Scarface and Trick Daddy

By Gary Susman
Updated August 01, 2002 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Sales for ”The Rising” are falling, but the new Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band disc remained on top of the Billboard chart for the second straight week since its release. It sold 238,825 copies, according to SoundScan, marking a drop of more than 50 percent since last week, but that was still enough to keep it ahead of Nelly’s ”Nellyville” (208,175 sold), which climbed one spot to No. 2. Eminem’s ”The Eminem Show” also rose, selling 172,975 CDs and landing at No. 3.

Debuting at No. 4 was ”Fix” by veteran rapper Scarface, probably the only record of this (or any) year that will feature both Jay-Z and Nas on its tracks. It sold 159,775 copies. Hits compilation ”NOW That’s What I Call Music! Vol. 10” was No. 5, shifting 134,900 units. Rapper Trick Daddy, who seems incapable of releasing an album without the word ”Thug” in the title, saw his ”Thug Holiday” enter the chart at No. 6.

Linkin Park’s ”Reanimation” fell five spots to No. 7. Toby Keith’s ”Unleashed” slipped two places to No. 8. Avril Lavigne’s ”Let Go” slid one slot to No. 9. Dave Matthews Band’s ”Busted Stuff” dropped three spaces to No. 10. Just missing the top 10 were the ”XXX” soundtrack, a two-disc alt-rock/rap collection that debuted at No. 11, and rapper Project Pat’s ”Layin’ Da Smack Down,” entering at No. 12.

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