Music Article

THE CHART

'GREY' MATTERS

Generalissimo Francisco Franco: still dead. Rock & roll: still not dead. For proof, look to Billboard's top spots, starting with Staind, who delivered a 221,000-copy opening week for 14 Shades of Grey. Next were the Deftones, whose self-titled release made 167,000 fans harder of hearing. Let's hope they have more staying power than last week's plummeting headbangers: Marilyn Manson debuted at No. 1 but fell to No. 23 this week, while Cold, who entered at No. 3 last week, sank to No. 29. Among new nonrockers, Southern rapper David Banner bowed at No. 9 (with 76,000 units), and Ricky Martin's Spanish-language comeback hit No. 12 (selling 65,000).

POP ALBUMS

LAST WEEK WEEKS ON CHART

1 -- STAIND 14 Shades of Grey, Flip/Elektra 1 2 -- DEFTONES Deftones, Maverick 1 3 7 KELLY CLARKSON Thankful, RCA/19 6 4 4 EVANESCENCE Fallen, Wind-up 12 5 2 50 CENT Get Rich or Die Tryin', Shady/Aftermath/Interscope 16 6 5 VARIOUS ARTISTS The Matrix... soundtrack, Maverick/Warner Bros. 3 7 6 NORAH JONES Come Away With Me, Blue Note 65 8 8 VARIOUS ARTISTS Lizzie McGuire Movie soundtrack, Walt Disney 5 9 -- DAVID BANNER Mississippi: The Album, SRC/Universal 1 10 9 CHER The Very Best of Cher, Rhino 8 11 14 VARIOUS ARTISTS American Idol Season 2..., RCA 4 12 -- RICKY MARTIN Almas Del Silencio, Sony Discos 1 13 11 LINKIN PARK Meteora, Warner Bros. 9 14 -- JO DEE MESSINA Greatest Hits, Curb 1 15 13 JACK JOHNSON on and on, Moonshine Conspiracy 3

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Originally posted Jun 06, 2003 Published in issue #713 Jun 06, 2003 Order article reprints