Jay-Z jostles his way to No. 1, the Wallflowers get in good, and Musiq helps the Roots catch themselves a break

By EW Staff
Updated March 14, 2003 at 05:00 AM EST

CMJ NMR ISSUE 804 RPM (Dance/Electronic)

1 POSTAL SERVICE Give Up (Sub Pop) 2 CAT POWER You Are Free (Matador) 3 NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS Nocturama (Anti/Epitaph) 4 RAINER MARIA Long Knives Drawn (Polyvinyl) 5 MASSIVE ATTACK 100th Window (Virgin) 6 GO-BETWEENS Bright Yellow Bright Orange (Jetset) 7 ZWAN Mary Star of the Sea (Reprise) 8 TED LEO AND THE PHARMACISTS Hearts of Oak (LOOKOUT!) 9 DATSUNS The Datsuns (Hellsquad/V2) 10 SUPERGRASS Life on Other Planets (IDJMG)

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1 ”EXCUSE ME MISS” Jay-Z 2 ”NO LETTING GO” Wayne Wonder 3 ”BEAUTIFUL” Snoop Dogg 4 ”GET BUSY” Sean Paul 5 ”IN THA CLUB” 50 Cent 6 ”SICK OF BEING LONELY” Field Mob 7 ”CAN’T LET YOU GO” Fabolous featuring Mike Shorey and Lil’ Mo 8 ”ALL I HAVE” Jennifer Lopez with LL Cool J 9 ”BUMP BUMP BUMP” B2K with P. Diddy 10 ”WANKSTA” 50 Cent

For the week of 2/23/03


1 ”HOW GOOD IT CAN GET” Wallflowers (Interscope) 2 ”THINGS’VE CHANGED” Sammy Hagar and the Waboritas (Cabo Wabo/33rd Street) 3 ”DISEASE” matchbox twenty (Atlantic) 4 ”BOUNCE” Bon Jovi (IDJMG) 5 ”WAITING FOR OUR TIME” Styx (Sanctuary) 6 ”HANDS OFF THE WHEEL” Oleander (Sanctuary) 7 ”CAUGHT IN THE SUN” Course of Nature (Atlantic) 8 ”DRIVIN’ RAIN” Gov’t Mule (ATO) 9 ”MY SACRIFICE” Creed (Wind-Up) 10 ”FIRING LINE” Allman Brothers Band (Sanctuary)

For the week of 2/22/03

L2T On The Road: Portland, Ore. 2ND AVENUE RECORDS Since the fall of 1982, John McNally’s passion for song has manifested into one of Portland’s most eclectic music emporiums. Prizing diversity in both genre (he claims his was the first store in Portland to sell rap) and era, the enthusiastic owner allocates 50 percent of his space for vinyl. McNally is over the moon for James Booker’s double live CD, currently holding the No. 10 spot on 2nd Avenue’s best-seller list. He considers the blues pianist to be in the company of the Beatles and Chuck Berry in the ”holy trinity of modern music.” Interesting opinion, just don’t tell Little Richard. — KR

1 YOU ARE FREE Cat Power (Matador) 2 SYL Strapping Young Lad (Century Media) 3 SCREAMIN’ AND HOLLERIN’ THE BLUES Charley Patton (Revenant) 4 GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN’ 50 Cent (Shady/Interscope) 5 100TH WINDOW Massive Attack (Virgin) 6 NOCTURAMA Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (Anti/Epitaph) 7 DEEP WATER SLANG Zion I (Raptivism) 8 OUT OF THE ASHES Defiance (Punkcore) 9 BACK FROM THE GRAVE Grave (Century Media) 10 UNITED OUR THING WILL STAND James Booker (Night Train/Tuff City)

Week ending 2/21/03


1 BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & $1,104,589 THE E STREET BAND 2 THE OTHER ONES $740,665 3 CHER $740,016 4 SHAKIRA $700,804 5 AEROSMITH $665,611 6 NEIL DIAMOND $549,697 7 CREED $413,896 8 KENNY CHESNEY $405,532 9 NO DOUBT $399,182 10 GUNS N’ ROSES $372,855