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Blige Holds Strong On Top Of Charts

May 2, 1997 12:00 AM ET

Chart news - The "queen of hip-hop," Mary J Blige, sits at the top of the charts with her fourth album, Share My World. The album, released only last week, has already sold 240,000 copies. Nashville stalwart George Strait was a distant second, selling 194,000 copies of his latest album, Carrying Your Love With Me. The Spice Girls grabbed the number three slot with Spice, and Notorious B.I.G. slipped to number four.

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Song Stories

“Whoomp! (There It Is)”

Tag Team | 1993

Cecil Glenn — a.k.a., "D.C." — was a cook at Magic City, a nude dance club in Atlanta, when he first heard women shout "Whoomp — there it is!" Inspired by the party chant, he and partner Steve "Roll'n" Gibson wrote a song around it. Undaunted by label rejections, they borrowed $2,500 from Glenn's parents and pressed 800 singles, which quickly sold out in the Atlanta area. A record deal came soon after. Glenn said the song was meant for positive partying. "If you're going to say 'Whoomp there it is,' and you're doing something negative, we'd rather it not have come out of your mouth."

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