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AUTOMATIC PILOTS

Have the Stone Temple Pilots set a course for the top of the charts? More than six months after STP released their debut, Core, they’ve soared to No. 5 . The band hasn’t released a single from the album, but two songs-”Sex Type Thing” and ”Plush”-have been favorites on college and album-oriented radio stations. Much more important, MTV has played the bejesus out of the band’s videos and featured them on its spring-break and movie-award shows. Now when the cable channel trumpets its talent for finding new cutting-edge bands, the ever- present promo features-you guessed it!-Stone Temple Pilots. Last Weeks on week Pop Albums Chart

1 1 Janet Jackson 4 Janet., Virgin 2 2 Rod Stewart 3 Unplugged and Seated, Warner Bros. 3 3 Dr. Dre 26 The Chronic, Interscope/Death Row 4 4 Soundtrack 30 The Bodyguard, Arista 5 10 Stone Temple Pilots 25 Core, Atlantic/AG 6 5 Kenny G 30 Breathless, Arista 7 7 Spin Doctors 52 Pocket Full of Kryptonite, Epic Associated 8 6 Aerosmith8 Get a Grip, Geffen 9 8 Luther Vandross 2 Never Let Me Go, Epic/LV 10 9 SWV 23 It’s About Time, RCA

Last Week R&B albums 1 2 Soundtrack 3 Menace II Society, Jive 2 1 Janet Jackson 4 Janet., Virgin 3 3 Luther Vandross 2 Never Let Me Go, Epic 4 - Johnny Gill 1 Provocative, Motown 5 6 Dr. Dre 26 The Chronic, Interscope/Death Row 6 4 Boss 3 Born Gangstaz, Chaos/Columbia 7 5 SWV 33 It’s About Time, RCA 8 7 H-Town 10 Fever For Da Flavor, Luke 9 8 Levert 12 For Real Tho’, Atlantic 10 10 Onyx 11 Bacdafucup, Chaos/Columbia