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The Right Duff

Hilary Duff tops Mary J. Blige on the album chart. Duff's ''Metamorphosis,'' last week's runner-up, climbs last rung to the top slot, while Blige's ''Love & Life'' settles for No. 2

Hilary Duff | TWEEN MARKET Duff tops Blige
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TWEEN MARKET Duff tops Blige

Now that music fans have made a hit of Hilary Duff's single ''So Yesterday,'' they've decided that Mary J. Blige is so last week. A week ago, Blige's ''Love & Life'' entered the Billboard album chart at No. 1, while Duff's ''Metamorphosis'' debuted in second place. This week, however, Duff has taken the top spot, selling another 131,000 CDs, according to SoundScan. The teen princess made Blige settle for second place, moving another 108,000 copies of ''Love.''

It was a slow week for new music; the highest-charting debut was Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's ''Take Them On, On Your Own,'' entering at No. 47 with sales of 21,000. Acts near the top of the chart played musical chairs. Alan Jackson's ''Greatest Hits Vol. II'' rose one place to No. 3 (106,000 copies). Beyoncé's ''Dangerously in Love'' was up two notches to fourth place, shifting another 87,000 units. Also up two was Evanescence's ''Fallen,'' rising to No. 5 on sales of 82,000. Finishing out the top 10 were ''The Neptunes Present… Clones'' (down three to No. 6), Chingy's ''Jackpot'' (up two to No. 7), Coldplay's year-old ''A Rush of Blood to the Head'' (up two to No. 8), the ''Bad Boys II'' soundtrack (down one to No. 9), and 50 Cent's ''Get Rich or Die Tryin''' (up one to No. 10).

Originally posted Sep 10, 2003
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