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EPMD Scores Week's Highest Debut

EPMD Scores Week's Highest Debut

July 28, 1999 12:00 AM ET

Limp Bizkit may have played to a crowd of half a million at Woodstock '99 (including Pay-Per-View), but this week's SoundScan album chart found them still playing second banana to the Backstreet Boys.| The boy band's Millennium, which reclaimed its No. 1 position from Bizkit's Significant Other last week, remains the country's best-selling album with 244,900 units sold. Limp Bizkit held onto No. 2, followed by Ricky Martin and Britney Spears. The week's sole new entry in the Top Five was Sarah McLachlan's live Mirrorball, which moved up two spots from No. 7 last week.

Elsewhere in the Top Ten, Smash Mouth's Astro Lounge leapt from No. 10 to No. 6, and Kid Rock climbed from No. 11 to No. 7. Too Short's Can't Stay Away, which debuted last week at No. 5, tumbled to No. 10. This week's highest debut was the rap duo EPMD's Out of Business/Greatest Hits, which bowed at No. 13 with 73,000 copies sold.

From the top, it was the Backstreet Boys' Millennium, followed by Limp Bizkit's Significant Other (235,200); Ricky Martin (156,200); Britney Spears' ...Baby One More Time (137,600); Smash Mouth's Astro Lounge (99,600); Kid Rock's Devil Without a Cause (96,100); Red Hot Chili Peppers' Californication (94,500); the soundtrack to Wild Wild West (88,000); and Too Short's Can't Stay Away (85,000).

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