TOP 10: Shaggy retains his hold on the No. 1 spot, selling another 293,000 copies of Hot Shot, while The Beatles sell another 200,000 copies of 1 at No. 2. Incidentally, Shaggy's album has now beaten The Beatles' sales mark in the year 2001, with Shaggy ratcheting up sales of 1.58 million (3.35 million total) to the Beatles' 1.42 million (6.5 million overall).
The Save the Last Dance soundtrack stays at No. 3, with sales of 162,000, while Dido's No Angel moves up two notches to No. 4, selling 131,000 copies. This bumps Jennifer Lopez's J.Lo down to No. 5, as it sells 130,000, followed by Sade's Lovers Rock, which sells 118,000. Lenny Kravitz's Greatest Hits comes in at No. 7 (113,000), Ja Rule's Rule 3:36 lands at No. 8 (102,000), and Gift of Game from Crazy Town spends its second week in the Top 10 at No. 9 (96,000). Ludacris' Back for the First Time rounds things out, selling 93,000 copies at No. 10.
ALMOST FAMOUS: It appears that Creed's Human Clay is on the verge of entering the Top 10 again. The album is now at No. 11, up from No. 13 last week, and missed the Top 10 by less than 50 copies. It's sold 9.3 million copies to date. Dream's debut, It Was All a Dream, started high, fell out of the Top 10, and appears to be on its way back. It remains at No. 14 for the second week in a row but sells more than 85,000 copies — an increase of almost 9,000 from a week ago. But perhaps the most surprising is the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, which currently sits, believe it or not, at No. 15, with sales of more than 80,000 copies.
BOTTOM FEEDING: This week's No. 200: The A-Teens Abba Generation, which sells 6,980 copies to earn the honor.