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  • Shock the Shocker

    Shock the Shocker | ARTICLE

    Pint-sized rapper Foxy Brown, riding the wave of her new single "Hot Spot," has found her way to the hottest spot -- she's got the new No. 1 album in the country. For the week ending Jan. 31, her album...

    February 3, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Janet Jackson-fueled "NOW" Compilation Breaks Top Ten

    Janet Jackson-fueled "NOW" Compilation Breaks Top Ten | ARTICLE

    The good news for artists and their labels is the recently announced Grammy nominations helped boost chart positions for several acts. The bad news is so few folks were out buying albums last week that the Grammy nods didn't mean...

    January 13, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • DMX Hangs onto to No. 1 Spot on the Charts

    DMX Hangs onto to No. 1 Spot on the Charts | ARTICLE

    It's back to reality at the nation's record stores as the post-holiday sales lull takes hold. There's not one new record in the top 150, and only the two-week-old soundtrack to The Faculty, featuring the remake of Pink Floyd's "Another Brick...

    January 7, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Fabulous Debut

    Fabulous Debut | ARTICLE

    Look's like Master P, this year's most newsworthy rap mogul, had one more surprise in store for music fans before they flip their calendars to '99. His protTgT Mystikal's Ghetto Fabulous, which features No Limit stalwarts Silkk the Shocker and...

    December 23, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Celine Dion's Sales Will Go On -- and On and On

    Celine Dion's Sales Will Go On -- and On and On | ARTICLE

    As 1998 winds to a close, don't look for middle-of-the-road pop diva Celine Dion to garner any Artist of the Year honors from music critics. But if record stores were handing out statues for outstanding sales performance, Dion would sweep...

    December 22, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Cash Registers Ring, Are You Listening?

    Cash Registers Ring, Are You Listening? | ARTICLE

    It's beginning to look a lot like last year. A glance at the nation's album sales charts as the year draws to a close reveals a striking similarity to the waning days of '97. In the latest SoundScan report, for...

    December 16, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Alanis Stays on Top; R. Kelly Lands at No. 2

    Alanis Stays on Top; R. Kelly Lands at No. 2 | ARTICLE

    It's already beginning to look a lot like Christmas at America's record stores. Not only have superstars dutifully lined up new releases to cash in on the coming holiday shopping season, but actual Christmas albums are starting to fly out...

    November 18, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Smashing Pumpkins Drop Management Team

    Smashing Pumpkins Drop Management Team | ARTICLE

    The Smashing Pumpkins have left Q Prime management, and the band is now searching for a new handler to guide its career, which in 1998 ran a bit off track. Q Prime spokeswoman Gayle Fine confirmed the band's departure, but...

    November 13, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • R.E.M., Phish & Dru Hill Break into Top Ten

    R.E.M., Phish & Dru Hill Break into Top Ten | ARTICLE

    You just can't top Jay-Z. The seasoned rapper hangs tough at No. 1 for the fifth consecutive week, with Vol. II: Hard Knock Life selling 174,000 copies for the week ending Nov. 1, according to SoundScan. |The...

    November 4, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Dylan Breaks Top 40, Jay-Z Stays at No. 1

    Dylan Breaks Top 40, Jay-Z Stays at No. 1 | ARTICLE

    With only two titles exceeding sales of the 100,000 copies, it was a relatively quiet week at record stores. But you probably won't hear rapper Jay-Z complaining, as the 186,000 copies of his Vol II: Hard Knock...

    October 21, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Jay-Z Knocks Hill From Number One

    Jay-Z Knocks Hill From Number One | ARTICLE

    Clear the decks. With six new records debuting in the Top Ten, the nation's music sales charts have a drastically different look this week. There is one constant, though: hip-hop still dominates. The latest by prolific rapper Jay-Z,...

    October 7, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Marilyn Manson Shows He's Dope

    Marilyn Manson Shows He's Dope | ARTICLE

    We may all be stars now, as Marilyn Manson sings on his band's new single, "The Dope Show," but Manson is this week's brightest star by far. Manson's Mechanical Animals, the follow-up to the wildly controversial 1996 album Antichrist Superstar...

    September 24, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Pearl Jammed

    Pearl Jammed | ARTICLE

    Pearl Jam fans who figured that a recent Best Buy promotional giveaway was too good to be true were right. The national electronics...

    September 17, 1998 11:40 AM ET
  • Hole Debut in Top 10

    Hole Debut in Top 10 | ARTICLE

    Courtney's back, but does anybody care? Punk queen-turned-Hollywood diva Courtney Love returned to the rock arena with her band Hole's anxiously-awaited, four-years-in-the-making release, Celebrity Skin. But are fans of Love and her grunge past ready to accept the New Courtney and...

    September 16, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Hill Still on Top

    Hill Still on Top | ARTICLE

    Here we go again. Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, the sequel soundtrack to Titanic is suddenly threatening to become the No. 1 album in the country, continuing the sinking ship-craze created with...

    September 9, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Queen of the Hill

    Queen of the Hill | ARTICLE

    Forget the calendar, school's out for Lauryn Hill. One-third of the rap supergroup the Fugees, Hill just set a sales record on her way to No. 1 with her new solo debut, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Perhaps the most...

    September 2, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Follow the Leader: Korn on Top

    Follow the Leader: Korn on Top | ARTICLE

    Thanks to Huntington, Calif.'s Korn, rock makes a comeback on the sales chart this week as the band's latest, Follow the Leader, debuts at No. 1 for week ending August 23. Korn's thrash/funk album sold 268,000 copies, according to SoundScan. The...

    August 26, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Beastie Boys Cross Radio Boundaries

    Beastie Boys Cross Radio Boundaries | ARTICLE

    Move over Mariah, Celine and Shania, suddenly the Beastie Boys, once dismissed by radio programmers as too hip for the masses, are dominating the airwaves like never before. The band's current single, "Intergalactic," is racking up radio airplay...

    August 25, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Snoop, Armageddon Dominate Again

    Snoop, Armageddon Dominate Again | ARTICLE

    Rapper Snoop Dogg (he's dropped the "Doggy" part) hangs on to the No. 1 album in the country for the week ending August 16. Snoop's Da Game Is To Be Sold, Not To Be Told, sold 246,000 copies its second...

    August 20, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Da Chart Game Is Won

    Da Chart Game Is Won | ARTICLE

    Seems like old times. Snoop Doggy Dogg logs in with a new album that debutsbig at No. 1, and there's still enough summer left to cruise with the windowsdown and the bass thumpin'. Except this time around, Snoop's no longer...

    August 12, 1998 12:00 AM ET
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