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The Chart

'WEST' WIN

Why bother with a reunion? Led Zeppelin left the competition trampled underfoot just by culling the archives for How The West Was Won, a three-cd set of vintage live material that debuted at no. 1, selling 154,000 copies. among non-'70s rockers, Staind and the Deftones experienced big drop-offs from last week's big debuts, but Evanescence continued to get the lead out, reaching no. 3, the group's highest position to date. After Zep's supersonic bow, the next-best debut was the no. 8 entry for the 2 Fast 2 Furious soundtrack, which sold 76,000 copies by offering race fans tracks from the likes of Ludacris, Fat Joe, and Trick Daddy.

POP ALBUMS WEEKS LAST WEEK ON CHART

1 -- LED ZEPPELIN How the West Was Won, Atlantic 1 2 5 50 CENT Get Rich or Die Tryin', Shady/Aftermath/Interscope 17 3 4 EVANESCENCE Fallen, Wind-up 13 4 3 KELLY CLARKSON Thankful, RCA/19 7 5 7 NORAH JONES Come Away With Me, Blue Note 66 6 8 VARIOUS ARTISTS Lizzie McGuire Movie soundtrack, Walt Disney 6 7 1 STAIND 14 Shades of Grey, Flip/Elektra 2 8 -- VARIOUS ARTISTS 2 Fast 2 Furious soundtrack, Def Jam South 1 9 10 CHER The Very Best of Cher, Rhino 9 10 6 VARIOUS ARTISTS The Matrix... soundtrack, Maverick/Warner Bros. 4 11 2 DEFTONES Deftones, Maverick 2 12 13 LINKIN PARK Meteora, Warner Bros. 10 13 11 VARIOUS ARTISTS American Idol Season 2..., RCA 5 14 16 THE ISLEY BROTHERS Body Kiss, DreamWorks 4 15 23 R. KELLY Chocolate Factory, Jive 15

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Originally posted Jun 13, 2003 Published in issue #714 Jun 13, 2003 Order article reprints