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POP MUSIC | The Charts

Good Call

August 11, 1996

Tribe Called Quest is among the most progressive groups hip-hop has to offer, blending jazz and funk rhythms and blues poetry into a combination that stimulates the mind and works the body. "Beats, Rhymes and Life," the New York trio's fourth album, sold 173,000 copies last week according to SoundScan, and is No. 1 on both The Times' Southern California chart and the national chart. Sublime's major-label debut is only No. 62 nationally, but on its home turf the band entered the chart at No. 4--a bittersweet success in the wake of leader Brad Nowell's death. Alanis Morissette, Nas, Tracy Chapman and Celine Dion, meanwhile, maintain their perpetual Top 10 positions in the Southland charts.

TOP 10 ALBUMS *--*

Title, Artist (Nat'l Rank) Last Week 1 Beats . . . , A Tribe Called Quest (1) -- 2 Unplugged, Alice in Chains (3) -- 3 Jagged Little Pill, Alanis Morissette (2) 1 4 Sublime, Sublime (62) -- 5 Secrets, Toni Braxton (7) 3 6 It Was Written, Nas (4) 2 7 Tragic Kingdom, No Doubt (9) 4 8 Phenomenon, soundtrack (16) 5 9 The Nutty Professor, soundtrack (18) 10 10 Falling Into You, Celine Dion (5) 7

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TOP 10 SINGLES *--*

Title, Artist (National Rank) Last Week 1 Loungin, LL Cool J (3) 3 2 Twisted, Keith Sweat (4) 2 3 How Do U Want It, 2Pac (2) 1 4 Macarena (B. Boys Mix), Los Del Rio (1) 5 5 Elevators (Me & You), Outkast (7) 9 6 You're Makin' Me High, T. Braxton (8) 4 7 I Can't Sleep Baby (If I), R. Kelly (6) 8 8 Only You, 112 (10) 7 9 Someday, All-4-One (19) 6 10 Change the World, Eric Clapton (9) 10

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TOP 10 R&B ALBUMS *--*

Title, Artist (National Rank) 1 Beats . . . , A Tribe Called Quest (1) 2 Secrets, Toni Braxton (4) 3 It Was Written, Nas (2) 4 The Nutty Professor, soundtrack (8) 5 Keith Sweat, Keith Sweat (6) 6 E. 1999, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony (3) 7 The Score, Fugees (5) 8 Gettin' It (Album No. 10), Too Short (14) 9 All Eyez on Me, 2Pac (12) 10 So So Def Bass, All-Stars Compilation, various artists (20)

Last Week 1 1 2 2 3 1 4 3 5 6 6 5 7 4 8 7 9 8 10 --

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Source: SoundScan Inc., for week ending Aug. 4

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