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Keith Caulfield answers readers' queries about Tamia, Coldplay, Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac.



I'm a big fan of R&B artist Tamia. After hearing her latest stuff, like "Officially Missing You" and "Into You" with Fabolous, I was interested in knowing when a new album was going to be dropping by her.


Hi Jason,

"Still," Tamia's third album was originally scheduled for an Oct. 28 release, but the Elektra set has since been pushed back to an as-yet-unannounced date. The new album features production work from the likes of Babyface, R. Kelly, Jermaine Dupri, 7 and Shep Crawford. Mario Winans guest stars on the track "Mr. Cool."

The singer is currently enjoying two chart hits. First, her forthcoming album's lead single, "Officially Missing You," reached No. 32 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, as well as No. 1 on the Hot Dance Singles Sales chart. Secondly, she appears on Fabolous' "Into You," which is at No. 4 this week on Billboard's Hot 100 and No. 6 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks tally.



It's been over a year since the release of Coldplay's "A Rush of Blood To the Head" and it is still in the top-10 of The Billboard 200. How many copies of that album have been sold in the U.S. since its release here?

Austin, Texas

Hi Brandon,

Coldplay's "A Rush of Blood To the Head" has sold 2.3 million copies in the U.S. since its August 2002 release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Capitol album made a return to the top-10 of The Billboard 200 recently, where it is No. 8 this week. The group recently both won and performed at the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 29, which probably helped goose the album's sales.



Can you let me know how many copies have sold to date of Stevie Nicks' "Trouble in Shangri-La" as well as Fleetwood Mac's "Say You Will?" Also, I was curious if any of the songs from Stevie's last album like "Everyday" or "Planets of the Universe", or the title track from "Say You Will" hit Billboard's Hot 100 Bubbling Under chart.

Thanks for your time,


Hi Jim,

According to Nielsen SoundScan, Fleetwood Mac's "Say You Will" has sold 733,000 copies in the U.S., while Stevie Nicks' "Trouble in Shangri-La" has moved 638,000. The latter was released in May 2001.

Neither "Everyday" nor "Planets Of The Universe" reached Billboard's Hot 100 Bubbling Under chart. However, "Everyday" reached No. 17 on the Adult Contemporary survey, while "Planets" became a big club hit, hitting No. 1 on the Hot Dance/Club Play chart.

"Say You Will" never reached the Bubbling Under chart either - though it also peaked at No. 17 on the Adult Contemporary chart.