The Chart

King 'Kast

Having the No. 1 and No. 2 singles -- with ''Hey Ya!'' and ''The Way You Move'' claiming adjacent spots on Billboard's Hot 100 -- wasn't good enough. OutKast had to reconquer the album sales chart, too. Nearly four months after the release of ''Speakerboxxx/The Love Below,'' retailers still love the way it moves units, with 151,000 added to the tally during New Year's week. Meanwhile, say ''Hey, laaaaady!'' to Sheryl Crow and Gwen Stefani, back up to Nos. 4 and 5, both still shifting way more best-ofs than anyone could've reasonably anticipated.

POP ALBUMS

LAST WEEKS WEEK ON CHART

1 1 OUTKAST Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, Arista 15 2 2 ALICIA KEYS The Diary of Alicia Keys, J 5 3 4 VARIOUS ARTISTS NOW That's What I Call... Vol. 14, Columbia 9 4 5 SHERYL CROW The Very Best Of..., A&M/Interscope 9 5 8 NO DOUBT The Singles 1992 -- 2003, Interscope 6 6 12 JAY-Z The Black Album, Roc-A-Fella 8 7 16 EVANESCENCE Fallen, Wind-up 44 8 11 G-UNIT Beg for Mercy, Shady/Interscope 8 9 3 TOBY KEITH Shock'n Y'all, DreamWorks Nashville 9 10 9 RUBEN STUDDARD Soulful, J 4 11 6 JOSH GROBAN Closer, Reprise/Warner Bros. 8 12 14 BLINK-182 blink-182, Geffen 7 13 7 HILARY DUFF Metamorphosis, Buena Vista 19 14 10 BRITNEY SPEARS In the Zone, Jive 7 15 13 SARAH MCLACHLAN Afterglow, Arista 9

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IN STORES JANUARY 20

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IN STORES JANUARY 20

ANI DiFRANCO Educated Guess (Righteous Babe) For the follow-up to last year's Evolve, the fiery folk singer aimed lo, recording at home on an analog 8-track reel-to-reel.

AMEL LARRIEUX Bravebird (Bliss Life) The Grammy-nominated Groove Theory vet, who turned heads with 2000's Infinite Possibilities, serves up a fresh helping of jazz-infused urban soul.

CALLA Calla (Arena Rock) A rerelease of the Brooklyn-based dark-rock band's 1999 debut, featuring three bonus tracks.

LISA GERRARD Immortal Memory (4AD/Beggars) A new solo album from the former Dead Can Dance siren, last heard making a wail of an effort on the Whale Rider soundtrack.

ON TOUR

Punk-rock labelmates PENNYWISE and GUTTERMOUTH will be cranking their amps from Norfolk, Va. (Jan. 28), and Sayerville, N.J. (Jan. 31), to Cleveland (Feb. 22) and Minneapolis (Feb. 29).

U.K. quartet STARSAILOR are bringing their melancholy rock Stateside, with shows scheduled for Detroit (Jan. 15), Boston (Jan. 20), Boulder, Colo. (Jan. 31), San Francisco (Feb. 7), and San Diego (Feb. 12).

BETTE MIDLER's sassy Kiss My Brass! extravaganza will be making buss stops in more than 40 cities, including New York (Jan. 17 and 18), Denver (Jan. 31), San Jose, Calif. (Feb. 7), and Sunrise, Fla. (Feb. 28 and March 2).

Originally posted Jan 16, 2004 Published in issue #746 Jan 16, 2004 Order article reprints