Wow! Dylan and Sara are together…on an album! But don’t get too excited, aging rock fans; those are two young members of Bad Boy’s Da Band, the made-for-MTV group whose ”Too Hot for T.V.” sold 204,000 units to debut at No. 2. Older buyers still had choices aplenty – like Sting, in at No. 3 with 195,000 copies; Dido, on his tail with 192,000; country’s Martina McBride, at No. 7 with 123,000; and a Midler-sings-Clooney tribute, bowing with a Rosey 71,000. OutKast refused to be cast out, selling a chart-topping 235,000 in week 2.
LAST WEEKS WEEK ON CHART
1 1 OUTKAST Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, Arista 2 2 – BAD BOY’S DA BAND Too Hot for T.V., Bad Boy 1 3 – STING Sacred Love, A&M/Interscope 1 4 – DIDO Life for Rent, Arista 1 5 2 DAVE MATTHEWS Some Devil, RCA 2 6 3 LIMPBIZKIT Results May Vary, Flip/Interscope 2 7 – MARTINA MCBRIDE Martina, RCA Nashville 1 8 4 R. KELLY The R in R&B Collection Volume 1, Jive 2 9 6 NICKELBACK The Long Road, Roadrunner/Island Def Jam 2 10 5 OBIE TRICE Cheers, Shady/Interscope 2 11 9 JOHN MAYER Heavier Things, Aware/Columbia 4 12 10 HILARY DUFF Metamorphosis, Buena Vista 6 13 7 DMX Grand Champ, Ruff Ryders/Def Jam 3 14 – BETTE MIDLER Sings the Rosemary Clooney…, Columbia 1 15 12 BEYONCE Dangerously in Love, Columbia 15
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IN STORES OCTOBER 21
MANDY MOORE Coverage (Epic) Moore takes on the tunes of others, and her choices – including Joe Jackson’s ”Breaking Us in Two” and Blondie’s ”One Way or Another” – are refreshingly atypical for a onetime teen-popster.
BARENAKED LADIES Everything to Everyone (Warner Bros.) The follow-up to the clever Canadian quintet’s platinum-selling 2000 pop platter, Maroon.
BASEMENT JAXX Kish Kash (Astralwerks) Worth a look if only for the guests joining the favored Brit production duo: Meshell Ndegeocello, 2003 Mercury Prize winner Dizzee Rascal, Siouxsie Sioux, and JC Chasez.
JOE STRUMMER & THE MESCALEROS Streetcore (Epitaph) A Bob Marley cover (”Redemption”) as well as new tunes written and road-tested during a 2002 tour, not long before Strummer’s death last December.
The red-hot STROKES, whose Room on Fire hits stores Oct. 21, are on the road with Southern garage rockers Kings of Leon, whose debut has even Sir Elton singing its praises. They’ll be pulling into San Francisco (Oct. 21), Atlanta (Nov. 9), and towns in between.
Pop-punkers GOOD CHARLOTTE are pogoing from New York (Oct. 14 to 16) to Austin (Nov. 10) with near-daily gigs along the way.