ABOVE AND BEYONCE
She’s Beyonce Knowles, give or take a last name, and yes, she’s a whole lotta woman. The solo debut from the Destiny’s Child leader, Dangerously in Love, sold 317,000 copies its first week out. In second was a somewhat less bootylicious Michelle Branch, whose sophomore CD, Hotel Paper, was ordered up as room service by 157,000 fans. A more thug-loving crowd turned out for Three 6 Mafia, whose Da Unbreakables sold 95,000 units for a No. 4 debut. At 50,000, the Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle soundtrack landed at No. 14, but was no match for Foxxy Cleopatra.
LAST WEEKS WEEK ON CHART
1 — BEYONCE Dangerously in Love, Columbia 1 2 — MICHELLE BRANCH Hotel Paper, Maverick 1 3 2 LUTHER VANDROSS Dance With My Father, J 3 4 — THREE 6 MAFIA Da Unbreakables, Hypnotize Minds/Columbia 1 5 3 METALLICA St. Anger, Elektra 4 6 6 50 CENT Get Rich or Die Tryin’, Shady/Aftermath/Interscope 21 7 1 MONICA After the Storm, J 2 8 8 EVANESCENCE Fallen, Wind-up 17 9 7 NORAH JONES Come Away With Me, Blue Note 70 10 5 ANNIE LENNOX Bare, J 3 11 4 RADIOHEAD Hail to the Thief, Capitol 3 12 10 KELLY CLARKSON Thankful, RCA 11 13 9 VARIOUS ARTISTS 2 Fast 2 Furious soundtrack, Def Jam South 5 14 — VARIOUS ARTISTS Charlie’s Angels… soundtrack, Columbia 1 15 13 VARIOUS ARTISTS Lizzie McGuire Movie soundtrack, Walt Disney 10
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IN STORES JULY 15
MACY GRAY The Trouble With Being Myself (Epic) Gray keeps it funky on her third album, whose main trouble seems to be its ever-changing release date.
VARIOUS ARTISTS Bad Boys II soundtrack (Bad Boy) Justin Timberlake is just one of the marquee acts providing tunes for the punches-and-punchlines flick.
JOE ELY Streets of Sin (Rounder) The former Flatlander’s first studio album in five years keeps him at the top of the grit list with songs like ”Carnival Bum.”
BERNIE WILLIAMS The Journey Within (GRP) If he plays guitar as well as he plays for the Yankees, this guy could be smooth jazz’s newest heavy hitter.
GIMME FIVE Choice cuts for your mixtape
THE DAGONS, ”Heaven Wasn’t in the Sky” (from Teeth for Pearls) Female singer-guitarist, male drummer — it’s the Bizarro White Stripes!
STEPHEN MALKMUS AND THE JICKS, ”Vanessa From Queens” (from Pig Lib) May forever change the way you feel about girls named Vanessa.