Shaggy Outlasts Top Debuts To Stay No. 1u
Shaggy's "Hotshot" (MCA) narrowly hangs on to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week, fending off a strong No. 2 debut from 112's "Part III" (Bad Boy/Arista). "Hotshot" sold more than 188,800 copies inShaggy's "Hotshot" (MCA) narrowly hangs on to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week, fending off a strong No. 2 debut from 112's "Part III" (Bad Boy/Arista). "Hotshot" sold more than 188,800 copies in the U.S., according to SoundScan, with "Part III" right behind at 182,300 units. The new chart will be posted tomorrow (March 28) on Billboard.com.
Three additional albums debut in the top-10 this week: rapper Trick Daddy's "Thugs Are Us" (Atlantic) at No. 4, R&B artist Jon B's "Pleasures U Like" (Epic) at No. 6, and the Virgin soundtrack to "Exit Wounds," which co-stars rapper DMX, at No. 8.
Other debuts this week come from the Warner Bros. soundtrack to "The Brothers" at No. 32, followed by two new albums from members of hip-hop act Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. L-Burna (aka Layzie Bone)'s "Thug By Nature" (Epic) opens at No. 43, having outsold Bizzy Bone's "The Gift" (AMC) at No. 44 by just 12 copies, according to SoundScan.
One of the fastest-growing albums in the top-40 is teen pop star Aaron Carter's "Aaron's Party (Come Get It)" (Jive), which soars 49-35 in its 26th week. As previously reported, Carter will join the cast of "Seussical," the Broadway musical celebration of the works of Dr. Seuss, on April 4 for a five-week run..