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‘FIX,’ ER, UPPER!

The fix is in at no. 4: Scarface enjoyed the week’s best debut, finding 160,000 fans for his rapid-fire patter. But even this Tony Montana wannabe couldn’t mow down the Boss. Bruce’s chart-topping The Rising didn’t live up to its name in its second frame, but sales of 239,000–a more than 50 percent drop from week one–maintained a No. 1 plateau. Nelly moved back up to No. 2, with 208,000 more buyers finding life outside Nelly-ville unlivable. Hip-hop produced all four top 15 debuts: Besides Scarface, Trick Daddy turned up at No. 6 (129,000 units), the half-rap/half-rock XXX soundtrack crashed through at No. 11 (76,000), and Project Pat popped in at No. 12 (68,000).

POP ALBUMS

LAST WEEKS WEEK ON CHART

1 1 BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN The Rising, Columbia 2 2 3 NELLY Nellyville, Universal 7 3 5 EMINEM The Eminem Show, Aftermath/Interscope 12 4 — SCARFACE The Fix, Def Jam South 1 5 4 VARIOUS ARTISTS NOW That’s What I Call Music! 10, Epic 3 6 — TRICK DADDY Thug Holiday, Slip-N-Slide/Atlantic 1 7 2 LINKIN PARK Reanimation, Warner Bros. 2 8 6 TOBY KEITH Unleashed, DreamWorks Nashville 3 9 8 AVRIL LAVIGNE Let Go, Arista 10 10 7 DAVE MATTHEWS BAND Busted Stuff, RCA 3 11 — VARIOUS ARTISTS XXX soundtrack, Universal 1 12 — PROJECT PAT Layin Da Smack Down, Loud/Columbia 1 13 10 RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS By the Way, Warner Bros. 5 14 13 PINK M!ssundaztood, Arista 38 15 16 NORAH JONES Come Away With Me, Blue Note 24

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