The City of Angels soundtrack bounces back this week to
become the No. 1 album in the country for the second time.
The soundtrack, featuring Goo Goo Dolls and
Alanis Morissette, sold 169,000 copies for the
week ending June 21, according to SoundScan. And what a sleepy
sales week it was, with just five hits selling more than 100,000
copies and only one new entry debuting in the top 40, the
soundtrack to Hav Plenty.
The man making the most noise on the chart is Will
Smith. Six months after the release of his Big Willie
Style, the album charges back into the Top 10, moving from No.
21 to No. 9 in just two weeks time. Smith can most likely thank
Father’s Day shoppers for his latest sales surge. That’s because
the singer’s new single, “Just the Two Of Us,” and particularly its
accompanying video, has a strong father/son theme which meant the
record made for a perfect Father’s Day gift last weekend.
Elsewhere, three Hall of Fame rock vets made debuts this week,
but not near the top. Ringo Starr’s Vertical
Man came in at No. 61, Van Morrison’s
Philosopher’s Stone came in at No. 87 and Brian
Wilson’s Imagination came in at No. 88.
From the top it was City of Angels, followed by
Brandy’s Never Say Never (selling 153,000
copies); Master P’s Da Last Don
(152,000); the soundtrack to Hope Floats (115,000); the
soundtrack to Godzilla (109,000); Garth
Brooks’ Limited Series (96,000); the
Backstreet Boys’ self-titled record (94,000);
Shania Twain’s Come On Over (92,000);
Big Willie Style (82,000); and the Smashing
Pumpkins’ Adore (72,000).