Shania stays ''Up!'' on top of the chart. Her second-week sales outpace debuts by Tim McGraw, Tupac, J. Lo, and Paul McCartney
Shania Twain
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If you’re a record buyer, it seems Shania Twain is gonna getcha. In its second week, her new album ”Up!” remained at No. 1 on Billboard’s chart, adding another 625,575 copies for a total of about 1.5 million sold so far, according to SoundScan. She kept several other high-profile debuts from topping the chart, notably, Tim McGraw’s ”Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors,” which still sold an impressive 601,525 copies, the second-best first-week sales ever for a male country artist (behind only Garth Brooks).

Other top-10 debuts included yet another posthumous Tupac Shakur release, ”Better Dayz,” which entered the chart at No. 5 on sales of 366,050. For all her current publicity, Jennifer Lopez could muster a debut no higher than No. 6 for ”This is Me… Then,” which moved 314,125 units. Coming in at No. 8 was Paul McCartney’s two-disc ”Back In The U.S. Live 2002,” which sold 224,250 copies. McCartney’s album was one of three top-10 records boosted by Thanksgiving TV specials, along with those of country power couple McGraw and Faith Hill, whose ”Cry” returned to the top 10, leaping eight places to No. 7.

Rounding out the top five were the ”8 Mile” soundtrack (No. 3, 393,950 discs) and the hits collection ”Now That’s What I Call Music! Vol. 11” (No. 4, 373,500 copies.) At the bottom of the top 10, Avril Lavigne’s ”Let Go” was No. 9, and Christina Aguilera’s ”Stripped” was No. 10.

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