'NOW' Makes It A Big 2nd Week At No. 1
The sixth volume of the various artists compilation "NOW That's What I Call Music!" enjoys a second week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, posting a slight increase over its debut week sales total. The sThe sixth volume of the various artists compilation "NOW That's What I Call Music!" enjoys a second week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, posting a slight increase over its debut week sales total. The set, which sports hits from artists such as Destiny's Child, U2, and Jennifer Lopez, sold more than 546,700 copies sold in the U.S., according to SoundScan.
The top-10 hosts two major rebounds, as teen pop star Aaron Carter rockets back 15-4 with "Aaron's Party (Come Get It)" (Jive) and female quartet Dream jumps 21-7 with its debut album "It Was All A Dream" (Bad Boy/Arista). Two of last week's top debuts drop significantly, with Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band's "Live in New York City" (Columbia) falling 5-24, and the late rapper Big Punisher's "Endangered Species" (Loud) sliding 7-33.
The top half of the chart also finds major upward movement from the Universal soundtrack to "Josie & the Pussycats," which soars 82-16 on a 220% increase over the previous week's sales totals. The film, a live action version of the popular '70s cartoon, opened in U.S. theaters last weekend. The soundtrack finds former Letter To Cleo frontwoman Kay Hanley supplying the vocals for the fictional Josie. Making noise of its own is O-Town, whose self-titled J Records debut shoots 94-35, with a 158% increase over last week's sales.
In a quiet week for debuts, Ani DiFranco's "Revelling/Reckoning" (Righteous Babe) opens at No. 50, followed by rapper Slimm Calhoun's "The Skinny" (Aquemini/Elektra) at No. 78. The soundtrack to the film "Bridget Jones's Diary" (Island), featuring new music from Robbie Williams and Shelby Lynne, bows at No. 111.
The new chart will be posted tomorrow (April 19) on Billboard.com..