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THE CHART

LINKIN LOGS A TOP FINISH

It took quite a broad coalition of forces to remove 50 Cent from power this week. After seven weeks at No. 1, the battle-scarred rapper dropped to the No. 4 spot, thanks to new entries from two of the best-selling artists of the last 10 years and the most lucrative compilation series ever. Linkin Park handily earned the No. 1 slot due in part to a Meteora shower of MTV and radio exposure that helped the band sell 810,000 copies of its sophomore album in its first week of release. Celine Dion's One Heart found love with 432,000 buyers to finish at No. 2, while the NOW people found 256,000 reasons to keep making their hit-packed discs.

POP ALBUMS

LAST WEEKS ON WEEK CHART

1 -- LINKIN PARK Meteora, Warner Bros. 1 2 -- CELINE DION One Heart, Epic 1 3 -- VARIOUS ARTISTS NOW That's What I Call Music! 12, Virgin 1 4 1 50 CENT Get Rich or Die Tryin', Shady/Aftermath/Interscope 8 5 2 NORAH JONES Come Away With Me, Blue Note 57 6 4 VARIOUS ARTISTS Chicago soundtrack, Epic 11 7 -- BRIAN MCKNIGHT U Turn, Motown 1 8 -- THA DIPLOMATS Diplomatic Immunity, Def Jam 1 9 5 EVANESCENCE Fallen, Wind-Up 4 10 3 R. KELLY Chocolate Factory, Jive 6 11 6 KID ROCK Cocky, Lava/Atlantic 71 12 9 SEAN PAUL Dutty Rock, 2 Hard/VP/Atlantic 20 13 84 B2K Pandemonium, Epic 16 14 -- HOT BOYS Let 'Em Burn, Cash Money/Universal 1 15 8 FABOLOUS Street Dreams, Desert Storm/Elektra 4

(c)2003 VNU business media, Inc./nielsen soundscan. used with permission from billboard, april 12, 2003.

Originally posted Apr 11, 2003 Published in issue #704 Apr 11, 2003 Order article reprints
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