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Disturbed Send Chicks Home

Chicago band puts second album on top of charts

September 25, 2002 12:00 AM ET

Disturbed bounded to the top of the charts this week, ending the Dixie Chicks' three-week reign. Believe, the second release by the Chicago metal men, sold 284,000 copies according to SoundScan, to claim the top spot. The Chicks' Home fell only a notch, with sales of 168,000. Avril Lavigne continued to play bridesmaid, as her pesky Let Go has repeatedly inched within one spot of Number One, only to be thwarted by a new release. The album sold 132,000 copies in its sixteenth week of release at Number Three.

The Top Ten actually received a nice infusion of new blood. The Ludacris project, Disturbing tha Peace's Golden Grain, moved 95,000 copies for a Number Six bow, Lifehouse's Stanley Climbfall sold 74,000 at Number Seven and Kenny G scored one for jazz and blew his way into Number Nine with sales of 61,000. G landed a slot behind fellow (yet chic and diploma'd) nouveaux jazzbo Norah Jones and her debut, Come Away With Me, which seems to be unpacking its bags in the top of the charts, selling 69,000 copies last week for its third consecutive week in the Top Ten.

Want more debuts? We got 'em. Enrique Iglesias' return to Espanol with Quizas sold 49,000 copies at Number Twelve; a re-release of John Mayer's 1999 debut EP, Inside Wants Out, moved 36,000 units at Number Twenty-two; and Natalie Cole's Ask a Woman Who Knows sold 26,000 copies to jump in at Number Thirty-two.

Next week things look to be all shook up. The new Elvis Presley collection, 30 #1 Hits, might mimic the success of the Beatles' 1 and put the past on top. Critical darling Beck hasn't fared well commercially without aid from radio hits, and his new, achey-breaky Sea Change looks more like "More Mutations" than "Odelaygain." But the advance praise of the record might provide a sales band-aid following a not-so-friendly Midnite Vultures reception three years ago.

This week's Top Ten: Disturbed's Believe; Dixie Chicks' Home; Avril Lavigne's Let Go; Nelly's Nellyville; Eminem's The Eminem Show; Disturbing tha Peace's Golden Grain; Lifehouse's Stanley Climbfall; Norah Jones' Come Away With Me; Kenny G's Paradise; and Toby Keith's Unleashed.

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