Janet Reigns Supreme On Billboard Charts
Just as Janet Jackson's Virgin album "All for You" makes a smashing debut on The Billboard 200, its title-track commands a fifth straight week atop The Billboard Hot 100. The album also hits No. 1 onJust as Janet Jackson's Virgin album "All for You" makes a smashing debut on The Billboard 200, its title-track commands a fifth straight week atop The Billboard Hot 100. The album, which sold an opening-week career high 605,000 units, according to SoundScan, also hits No. 1 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart after street-date violations saw it bow at No. 90 last week.
Jackson's reign is expected to be short, however, with Destiny's Child's "Survivor" album (Columbia) due to debut on the chart next Tuesday (May 8). The title track from the set is No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 again this week, and the album is tipped to sell more than 500,000 copies in its first week.
"Lady Marmalade" continues its steady rise up the Hot 100 this week. The track, featuring Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya, and Pink, is this week's fastest-growing track at radio, moving 10-6. The Interscope soundtrack to the upcoming Nicole Kidman/Ewan McGregor musical "Moulin Rouge," which it is featured on, will be in stores Tuesday.
City High's "What Would You Do" enjoys this week's greatest sales gain, jumping 14-11. The song, which is No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Rap chart for a sixth week, can be found on City High's Interscope debut, due May 22.
As anticipation surrounding Madonna's tour continues to mount and its European dates sell out in minutes, her single "What it Feels Like for a Girl" rockets 73-46 in its second week on the Hot 100. Another chart surge comes from S Club 7's "Never Had a Dream Come True," which shoots 23-10.
Dream's "This is Me" is this week's top debut at No. 67. Other notable debuts include, Samantha Mumba's "Baby, Come Over (This is Our Night)" at No. 68; Depeche Mode's "Dream On" at No. 85; Amanda's "Everybody Doesn't" at No. 87; and Babyface's "There She Goes" at No. 98.
As reported yesterday, Jackson's "All for You" becomes the fifth chart-topping album of her career, while country star Tim McGraw lands at No. 2 on The Billboard 200 with "Set This Circus Down" (Curb), selling 223,400 units in the U.S., according to SoundScan. Case's "Open Letter" (Def Soul) also has a strong debut on The Billboard 200 at No. 5 and comes in at No. 2 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
McGraw's album is, not surprisingly, No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums tally, knocking down last week's topper, Brooks & Dunn's "Steers & Stripes" (Arista), to No. 2. Brooks & Dunn, however, manage to hold their ground on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart for a third straight week on top, with "Ain't Nothing 'Bout You."
Staind's "It's Been Awhile" has control of both Billboard's Mainstream and Modern Rock Tracks charts for the third straight week. Fear Factory's Roadrunner set "Digimortal" is No. 1 on Billboard's Top Independent Albums chart, with KRS-One's "The Sneak Attack" (Front Page/In the Paint) right behind at No. 2.