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Norah Jones Makes It Three

Rappers Young Gunz roll into Top Ten

March 3, 2004 12:00 AM ET
Just three weeks old, Norah Jones' Feels Like Home is within spitting distance of 2 million copies sold, selling 281,000 more copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, to remain at Number One for the third straight week.

A three-time bridesmaid, Kanye West's College Dropout held tight to Number Two with sales of 132,000. West just edged Roc-A-Fella labelmates Young Gunz, who rode some buzz from last year's State Property 2 soundtrack to a Number Three debut with Tough Luv, which sold 128,000 copies.

Most of the rest of the Top Ten was a game of musical chairs, though knocking at its door is Maroon 5's Songs About Jane, which is fast becoming one of the year's quietest success stories. The record has spent forty-two weeks on the charts and has been making a strong run recently, moving from Number Thirty-two two weeks ago to Number Eleven on this week's chart with sales of 66,000. A slot lower was the week's second highest debut, Lil' Jon's crunk cretins Trillville and Lil' Scrappy, who sold 59,000 copies of The King of Crunk Presents . . .. Five slots lower, 'N Sync's JC Chasez debuted with Schizophrenic, which sold 52,000 copies.

Jones could make it four next week, as this week's biggest release was Cee-Lo's Cee-Lo Green Is the Soul Machine. Though the Goodie Mobb rapper should crack the Top Ten on next week's chart, he doesn't pose a Number One threat.

This week's Top Ten: Norah Jones' Feels Like Home; Kanye West's College Dropout; Young Gunz's Tough Luv; Evanescence's Fallen; Kenny Chesney's When the Sun Goes Down; Josh Groban's Closer; OutKast's Speakerboxxx/The Love Below; Twista's Kamikaze; Eamon's I Don't Want You Back; and Sheryl Crow's The Very Best of Sheryl Crow.

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