September 06, 2002 at 04:00 AM EDT

‘LORD’ ALMIGHTY

It may or may not have been the Lord’s will, but the frosh effort from hip-hop duo Clipse eclipsed all other debuting albums this week, selling 122,000 copies for a No. 4 bow. Not that their Lord Willin’ had much competition from the week’s other new releases, including radio DJ Angie Martinez at No. 11 and country-pop crossover thrush Lee Ann Womack at No. 16. Eminem and Nelly are back to duking it out for the No. 1 spot, with Marshall claiming victory this round with 172,000 sold. Meanwhile–and this had to be divine providence–the upright bass is making its first foray into the chart’s upper reaches in quite a while, with the jazz-leaning Norah Jones finally cracking the top 10.

POP ALBUMS

LAST WEEKS WEEK ON CHART

1 2 EMINEM The Eminem Show, Aftermath/Interscope 14 2 1 NELLY Nellyville, Universal 9 3 5 AVRIL LAVIGNE Let Go, Arista 12 4 — CLIPSE Lord Willin’, Star Trak/Arista 1 5 3 BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN The Rising, Columbia 4 6 4 JAMES TAYLOR October Road, Columbia 2 7 6 VARIOUS ARTISTS NOW That’s What I Call Music! 10, Epic 5 8 8 LINKIN PARK Reanimation, Warner Bros. 4 9 7 TOBY KEITH Unleashed, DreamWorks Nashville 5 10 13 NORAH JONES Come Away With Me, Blue Note 26 11 — ANGIE MARTINEZ Animal House, Elektra 1 12 9 VARIOUS ARTISTS XXX soundtrack, Universal 3 13 11 DAVE MATTHEWS BAND Busted Stuff, RCA 6 14 12 TRICK DADDY Thug Holiday, Slip-N-Slide/Atlantic 3 15 10 SCARFACE The Fix, Def Jam South 3

(C)2002 BPI COMMUNICATIONS INC./SOUNDSCAN INC. USED WITH PERMISSION FROM BILLBOARD, SEPT. 7, 2002.

You May Like

Comments

EDIT POST