September 19, 1998
"Celebrity Skin," the new album from Courtney Love and her band, Hole, enters the list of Southern California's best-selling albums impressively at No. 2, according to SoundScan. Rapper Canibus also debuts strongly at No. 8.
June 28, 1997 |
While JZ's bumping "Who You Wit" proves to be this soundtrack's only true standout, Canibus, Panama P.I. and the Lost Boyz's laid-back "Group Home Family," Aaliyah's "One in a Million (Remix)" with Ginuwine, and a surprisingly effective rendition of the soul classic "Don't Ask My Neighbor," performed by "Martin" actresses Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold, make this collection worth a second listen.
September 17, 1998
STACKING UP SALES Total album and single sales of CDs and cassettes for the week ended Sept. 13, compared with week-ago and year-ago levels, in millions of units: Latest week Albums: 11.3 Singles: 1.6 Week ago Albums: 11.9 Singles: 1.7 Year ago Albums: 10.2 Singles: 2.3 Atop the Charts Weekly and year-to-date record company market share as of Sept. 13, based on current albums sold. This is an indicator of music company performance. Figures do not include catalog sales.
July 27, 2000
Now that's what they call unprecedented. A compilation of recent hits called "Now That's What I Call Music, Vol. 4" debuts at No. 1 on the nation's album chart this week and carves out a modest niche in music history by becoming the first album of that type to claim the top spot. "Excluding soundtracks, this is the first collection of previously released hits to go No. 1," says Geoff Mayfield, director of charts for Billboard magazine.
November 29, 1998 |
Whatever happened to quality singer-songwriters? The answer to one of the most frequently asked pop questions of the '90s isn't that they have stopped making records. It's that their records are mostly sitting unopened in record store bins.