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THE CHART

TOBY CONTINUED

Country star Toby Keith’s unique marketing campaign for his new CD largely consisted of blitzing the media with the assertion that Peter Jennings banned his America-kicks-ass anthem “Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue” from a July 4 special (an allegation Jennings denies). Keith’s flag-waving and Canuck- bashing paid off: His Unleashed sold 338,000 copies for a No. 1 bow. Debuting at No. 2 with 288,000 sold was the 10th edition of the NOW series, uniting Enrique and Moby on one disc at last. Entering in the sixth slot, Lil’ Wayne charmed 141,000 fans with lil’ ditties like “Gangsta S—” and “F— You,” ensuring that rap as well as country fans were proud to be Americans this week.

POP ALBUMS

LAST WEEKS ON WEEK CHART

1 – TOBY KEITH Unleashed, DreamWorks Nashville 1 2 – VARIOUS ARTISTS NOW That’s What I Call Music! 10, Epic 1 3 2 NELLY Nellyville, Universal 5 4 1 DAVE MATTHEWS BAND Busted Stuff, RCA 2 5 3 EMINEM The Eminem Show, Aftermath/Interscope 10 6 – LIL’ WAYNE 500 Degrees, Cash Money/Universal 1 7 5 AVRIL LAVIGNE Let Go, Arista 8 8 4 RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS By the Way, Warner Bros. 3 9 – MARIO Mario, J 1 10 – BOYZ II MEN Full Circle, Arista 1 11 – TRUST COMPANY Lonely Position of Neutral, Interscope 1 12 8 ASHANTI Ashanti, Murder Inc./Def Jam 17 13 12 PINK M!ssundaztood, Arista 36 14 6 VARIOUS ARTISTS Irv Gotti Presents the Inc, Murder Inc./Def Jam 4 15 10 JOSH GROBAN Josh Groban, Reprise 33

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