Creed's "Weathered" (Wind-Up) and the eighth volume in the "NOW That's What I Call Music!" series (EMI/Zomba/Sony/Universal) once again lead the pack on The Billboard 200 following a bulging holiday sales week. "Weathered" expanded its lead with a 22% sales hike to 555,000 units in the U.S., according to SoundScan, and becomes the first album released in 2001 to hold onto the No. 1 spot on the chart for four consecutive weeks. Similarly, "NOW 8" is in its fourth week at No. 2.
New York-based rap supergroup Wu-Tang Clan is set to drop "Iron Flag," its fourth album and second in as many years, this month. Following close in the footsteps of last year's "The W," the album is due Dec. 18 on Loud Records.