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The Music Charts

Music chart for week of May 11, 1990 -- The Top 10 Pop and Classical Albums of the week

And then there were two — British women in the top 10, that is, with the arrival of Lisa Stansfield. Right behind her is this week's other new entry, Bell Biv Devoe, three members of New Edition. Sinéad O'Connor hangs on at No. 1, but M.C. Hammer is knocking hard, the first rapper to make the top 5 since Tone-Loc's Loc-ed After Dark a year ago.

TOP 10 POP ALBUMS
1. Sinéd O'Connor I Do Not Want What I haven't Got (Chrysalis)
2. M.C. Hammer Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em (Capitol)
3. Janet Jackson Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 (A&M)
4. Heart Brigade (Capitol)
5. Michael Bolton Soul Provider (Columbia)
6. Bonnie Raitt Nick of Time (Capitol)
7. Paula Abdul Forever Your Girl (Virgin)
8. Depeche Mode Violator (Sire/Reprise)
9. Lisa Stansfield Affection (Arista)
10. Bel Biv Devoe Poison (MCA)

TOP 10 CLASSICAL ALBUMS
1. Leonard Bernstein Beethoven" Symphony No. 9 (DG)
2. Vladimir Horowitz The Last Recording (Sony Classical)
3. Vladimir Horowitz Horowitz at Home (DG)
4. Arturo Toscanini Beethoven: 9 Symphonies (RCA)
5. Emerson String Quartet Bartók: 6 String Quartets (DG)
6. Vladimir Horowiz Horowitz in Moscow (DG)
7. Mitsuko Uchida Debussy: 12 Etudes (Philips)
8. London Classical Players Early Romantic Overtures (Angel)
9. Ofra Harnoy Vivaldi: Cello Concertos (RCA)
10. Vienna Philharmonic (Bernstein) Mahler: Symphony No. 6 (DC)

Originally posted May 11, 1990 Published in issue #13 May 11, 1990 Order article reprints