A Half-Million Creed Fans Served

"Weathered" holds onto Number One for third-straight week

December 12, 2001 12:00 AM ET

Creed sure picked the right time to release an album. The Florida rockers' third effort, Weathered, did not have to weather the leaner months of the atrocious sales year that has been 2001. Instead, during Weathered's three weeks in stores, Scott Stapp and the boys have been on the receiving end of some good ol' fashioned rock & roll holiday cheer -- almost 2 million copies' worth, in fact.

Moving another 458,000 copies during its third week in stores, according to SoundScan, Weathered has been beating up on the hits collection and perennial chart heavyweight, Now That's What I Call Music!. In fact, Weathered outdistanced two Now compilations, the generic Vol. 8 (which moved 366,000 copies for a second place finish) and the holiday model, Now That's What I Call Christmas! (Number Three, 283,000).

The members of the Top Ten were largely the same as last week, with only Nickelback and Pink sending Enrique Inglesias and Linkin Park packing. The chart's highest debut (Number Seventeen, 126,000) belonged to America: Tribute to Heroes, the CD version of the telethon of the same name, which features live performances by Bruce Springsteen, Alicia Keys, Neil Young and more. Limp Bizkit's remix album, New Old Songs (Number Twenty-six, 104,000), OutKast's greatest hits collection, Big Boi & Dre Present OutKast (Number Thirty-one, 88,000), and the latest from rappers Nate Dogg, Music & Me (Number Thirty-two, 82,000), and Fat Joe, Jealous Ones Still Envy (Number Thirty-seven, 72,000), were the other Top Forty debuts.

Next week, Stapp and Creed will face their toughest test, as Gwen Stefani and No Doubt make their chart debut with Rock Steady.

This week's Top Ten: Creed's Weathered; Now That's What I Call Music! Vol. 8; Now That's What I Call Christmas!; Britney Spears' Britney; Mannheim Steamroller's Christmas Extraordinaire; Garth Brooks' Scarecrow; Enya's Day Without Rain; Ludacris' Word of Mouf; Nickelback's Silver Side Up; and Pink's Missundaztood.

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