1. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Ja Rule, Epic Records, Paul McCartney, Janet and Michael Jackson, Carly Simon, and Kabouter Plop. THE RULE OF THREE: A number of "Chart Beat" readers sent E-mails this week asking if Ja Rule had set a record by making three appearances in the top-20 of Theā€¦