For a second straight week, Ashanti holds on to top spot on The Billboard 200 with her self-titled Murder Inc./Def Jam debut, while her single "Foolish" once again leads Billboard's Hot 100. Although sales of "Ashanti" fell 51% to 246,000 units, according to SoundScan, the album remains No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums tally, and "Foolish" continues its reign on top of Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart. It's the second week in a row Ashanti has been No. 1 on these four charts.
Modern rock trio the Goo Goo Dolls have set an April 9 release date for their latest Warner Bros. studio album, "Gutterflower." The 12-song set will be preceded in early March by the single "Here Is Gone." It was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Rob Cavallo, who also produced the group's 1998 triple-platinum set "Dizzy Up the Girl."
As tipped here in May, the Goo Goo Dolls have begun work on a new Warner Bros. studio album, tentatively titled "Gutterflowers" and likely due out this fall. Rob Cavallo, who produced the group's 1998 triple-platinum set "Dizzy up the Girl," will be behind the boards for the new album.
Rock trio the Goo Goo Dolls will head back to the studio around mid-summer with hopes of releasing a new Warner Bros. studio album before the end of the year. Frontman Johnny Rzeznik tells Billboard that he has about "40 ideas for songs" for the follow-up to 1998's "Dizzy Up the Girl," which peaked at No. 15 on The Billboard 200 and has sold more than 3.5 million copies in the U.S., according to SoundScan.