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"Armageddon" Wreaks Havoc On The Charts

July 2, 1998 12:00 AM ET

Another week, another soundtrack in the Top 10.

Actually, there are two movie newcomers this week, making it an amazing five out of the Top 10. Remaining at No. 1 for the week ending June 28 is the soundtrack for the City of Angels, selling 145,000 copies, according to SoundScan.

New at No. 4 was the soundtrack to Armageddon, featuring the hit theme song by Aerosmith, "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing." And finally cracking the Top 10 in its tenth week on the charts is the soundtrack to Bulworth, powered by "Ghetto Supastar" featuring Pras, Ol' Dirty Bastard and Mya. It comes in at No. 10.

From the top, it was City of Angels, followed by Master P's Da Last Don (selling 120,000); Brandy's Never Say Never (119,000); Armageddon (112,000); the soundtrack to Hope Floats (111,000); the soundtrack to Godzilla (88,000); Backstreet Boys (84,000); Will Smith's Big Willie Style (80,000); Shania Twain's Come On Over (78,000) and the soundtrack to Bulworth (63,000).

Overall, it was a quiet week at record stores, with just four records in the top 40 actually gaining over the previous week. True, there weren't many new superstar records in stores, but you also cannot discount weather conditions when determining why business was so soft. With so many harsh, flood-producing storms battering all parts of the country last week, as well as widespread brush fires down in Florida, lots of consumers may have had other things on their mind besides picking up new CDs.

Those who made it to stores continued to scoop up the Backstreet Boys' self-titled release. In fact, teens who've transformed the Boys from Florida into new matinee idols seem to be asking, "Hanson who?" Through the first six months of this year, the Backstreet Boys have sold 2.5 million copies, making them the third best-selling act of '98. And the record itself has been lodged inside the Top 10 for virtually the entire year. By contrast, 3 Car Garage, Hanson's follow-up to last year's teen pop smash, Middle of Nowhere, has sold just 350,000 copies since its April release.

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