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Godsmack unseat Linkin Park from top of the album chart. Lisa Marie Presley debuts at No. 5

Godsmack | 'SMACK 'N THE 'FACELESS' Godsmack debuted at No. 1
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'SMACK 'N THE 'FACELESS' Godsmack debuted at No. 1

While many of us were busy listening to 50 Cent or watching ''American Idol,'' hard rock retook the album chart. After Linkin Park's two weeks on top of the Billboard chart with ''Meteora,'' it's Godsmack's turn, with ''Faceless'' entering the chart at No. 1 and selling 267,000 copies, according to SoundScan. ''Meteora'' was pushed to second place, with sales of 186,000. Also down one slot each were 50 Cent's ''Get Rich or Die Tryin''' (No. 3, 159,000) and ''NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 12'' (No. 4, 143,000). Lisa Marie Presley's media strategy of dissing her ex-husbands in print and on TV paid off with a No. 5 debut for her first album, ''To Whom It May Concern,'' which sold 142,000 copies.

Boosted by the R. Kelly-penned hit ''Hell Yeah,'' Ginuwine's ''The Senior'' debuted in sixth place. ''The Very Best of Cher'' held at No. 7. Falling four notches each were Celine Dion's ''One Heart'' (No. 8) and Norah Jones' ''Come Away With Me'' (No. 9). Evanescence's ''Fallen'' slid one slot to 10th place, just preventing a top-10 debut for ''The Best of James Taylor,'' which entered the chart at No. 11.

Originally posted Apr 16, 2003