Packed with tracks and collaborations by top rappers, the soundtrack to "Bad Boys II" leads The Billboard 200 for the fourth-straight week. U.S. sales of the Bad Boy/Universal album fell 22% to 121,00
Packed with tracks and collaborations by top rappers, the soundtrack to "Bad Boys II" leads The Billboard 200 for the fourth-straight week. U.S. sales of the Bad Boy/Universal album fell 22% to 121,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, but the soundtrack held a comfortable lead over the latest volume in the "NOW That's What I Call Music!" series.
"Bad Boys II" boasts a hit in "Shake Ya Tailfeather" by Nelly, P. Diddy and Murphy Lee. Already a top-10 track on Billboard's Hot 100 Airplay chart, the song looks to be a crossover radio hit, moving up 9-7 this week on the Top 40 Mainstream chart published by Billboard's sister publication Airplay Monitor.
In its four weeks of release, the soundtrack has sold just under 800,000 copies. It's the first companion to a film to log four weeks at the top since the Shady/Interscope soundtrack to "8 Mile" tallied four non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 last year.
The 13th volume of the "NOW That's What I Call Music!" series (Universal/EMI/Zomba/Sony) has no problem holding at No. 2, despite a 28% sales drop to 82,000 copies in its third week. The compilation is ahead of Evanescence's Wind-Up debut "Fallen," which moves up one to No. 3 to tie a peak position it reached earlier this summer. Sales of the album were on par with its previous week total of about 79,000 copies.
Falling one notch is Beyonce's "Dangerously in Love" (Columbia). Now at No. 4, the album saw a 15% drop in sales to 75,000 units. In seven weeks on the chart, the solo debut from the Destiny's Child singer has sold 1.4 million copies.
Although faced with a 13% dip in sales to 68,000 units, Chingy's "Jackpot" (Disturbing Tha Piece/Capitol), maintains its No. 5 post. Since arriving four weeks ago, "Jackpot" has sold almost 400,000 copies. "Come Away With Me" from jazzy phenomenon Norah Jones is up 10-7, with sales at 59,000 copies, similar to the previous week's total.
The highest debut on the chart comes from country singer Wynonna, as "What the World Needs Now Is Love" (Curb) bows at No. 8 with sales of 54,000 copies. The set gives the country star her highest debut since "Tell Me Why" arrived at No. 5 in 1993. Her 2000 album "New Day Dawning" entered at No. 40, and has sold 241,000 copies to date.
Ashanti's "Chapter II" (Murder Inc./Def Jam) slips 8-9 in its sixth week on a 16% dip to 51,000 copies. Linkin Park's "Meteora" (Warner Bros.) jumps two slots to round out the top-10 with 50,000 copies, about 2.5% better than the previous week.
Other notable debuts this week on The Billboard 200 include Ween's "Quebec" (Sanctuary) at a career-best No. 81, Javier's self-titled Capitol set at No. 91 and the Danish dance sensation Junior Senior with "D-D-Don't Stop the Beat" (Atlantic) at No. 94.