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'Boys'' Town

Strong debut by Mya can't unseat ''Bad Boys II.'' Four other new discs, including CDs by Jane's Addiction, 311, and Brad Paisley, debut in the top 10

Mya | GOOD MOOD Mya made a strong No. 3 debut with ''Moodring''
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GOOD MOOD Mya made a strong No. 3 debut with ''Moodring''

''Bad Boys II,'' whatcha gonna do when they come for you? Hold fast at No. 1, that's what. The P. Diddy-assembled soundtrack to ''Bad Boys II'' remained on top of the Billboard album chart during its second week in release, selling another 197,000 copies according to SoundScan. It fended off competition from several new records, five of which debuted in the top 10. Failing to knock Puffy from his perch was the singles collection ''NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 13,'' which settled for a No. 2 debut and sold 171,000 copies. Mya's ''Moodring'' glowed at No. 3, with sales of 113,000. Jane's Addiction ended their 13-year absence with a No. 4 debut for ''Strays,'' which found 110,000 homes. 311's ''Evolver'' proved a natural selection for 87,000 fans, resulting in a No. 7 debut. And Brad Paisley's ''Mud on the Tires'' made tracks to eighth place, on sales of 86,000.

All the new entries sent the previous top 10 entries scrambling. Beyonce Knowles' ''Dangerously in Love'' slipped two slots to No. 5. Chingy's ''Jackpot,'' which debuted in second place last week, fell four places to No. 6. Ashanti's ''Chapter II'' and Evanescence's ''Fallen'' also dropped four notches each, to Nos. 9 and 10, respectively. Falling out of the top 10, for the first time in many months, were 50 Cent's ''Get Rich or Die Tryin''' (No. 12) and Norah Jones' ''Come Away With Me'' (No. 13).

Originally posted Jul 30, 2003