R&B supergroup LSG enjoys top-10 debut. After a six-year absence, Levert, Sweat, and Gill enter the chart at No. 6, but ''Bad Boys II'' is on top for a third week

By Gary Susman
Updated August 06, 2003 at 04:00 AM EDT

Record buyers were high on LSG this week. The R&B supergroup (consisting of Gerald Levert, Keith Sweat, and Johnny Gill) released sophomore effort ”LSG2,” and after a six-year wait between albums, fans grabbed 66,000 copies of the new disc, according to SoundScan, leading to a No. 6 debut on the Billboard album chart. It was the only newcomer in the top 10 this week, which looked otherwise much like last week’s. The ”Bad Boys II” soundtrack held the top spot for a third week, moving another 155,000 units, and compilation ”NOW That’s What I Call Music! Vol. 13” remained at No. 2 for the second week, selling 114,000 copies.

Seeing modest rises were Beyoncé’s ”Dangerously in Love,” up two notches to third place (88,000 sold); Chingy’s ”Jackpot,” up one to No. 5 (77,000 copies); and Ashanti’s ”Chapter II,” up one rung to No. 8. Evanescence saw the largest rise in the top 20, selling 78,000 discs to climb six spots to No. 4. In contrast, Mya’s ”Moodring,” in only its third week in release, fell six places to No. 9. Re-entering the top 10 after a week’s absence were 50 Cent’s ”Get Rich or Die Tryin”’ (up five spots to No. 7) and Norah Jones’ ”Come Away with Me” (rising three spaces to No. 10).

Bad Boys II Soundtrack

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