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High Water 'Mark'

Alan Jackson, Dashboard Confessional top the chart. P. Diddy is knocked out of first place after four weeks

Alan Jackson | WHITE KNIGHT Jackson's ''Greatest Hits'' debuts at No. 1
Image credit: Alan Jackson: Laura Farr/ZUMA Press/NewsCom
WHITE KNIGHT Jackson's ''Greatest Hits'' debuts at No. 1

Bad is out, earnest is in. After four weeks, P. Diddy's ''Bad Boys II'' soundtrack is no longer in the top spot on the Billboard album chart. It was deposed by white-hatted Alan Jackson, whose ''Greatest Hits Volume II'' entered the chart at No. 1 with a sales drive that moved 328,000 units, according to SoundScan. Debuting in second place were emo heroes Dashboard Confessional, who entered new chart heights by selling 122,000 copies of ''A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar.'' ''Bad Boys II'' fell to third place, selling another 106,000 copies. Sliding down one slot each were Evanescence's ''Fallen'' (No. 4, 75,000 sold) and Beyonce's ''Dangerously in Love'' (No. 5, 70,000 sold).

This week's other top-10 debut belonged to rapper Beanie Sigel's hip-hop collective State Property, whose ''The Chain Gang Vol. 2'' bowed at No. 6 and sold 69,000 copies. Chingy's ''Jackpot'' slipped two notches to No. 7. ''NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 13'' dropped six rungs to No. 8. Norah Jones' ''Come Away With Me'' fell two spots to No. 9. And the ''Lizzie McGuire'' soundtrack reentered the top 10 in 10th place, just in time for the film's release on home video.

Originally posted Aug 20, 2003
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