Two very different Florida acts continue their slugfest for the top slot on the music charts as Jacksonville-bred rapping rockers Limp
Bizkit gives up the No. 1 spot to Orlando's teen dance popsters the Backstreet Boys.
After two months of trading places, the Boys from Disney World are back on top with sales of 233,000 of Millennium, according to
industry sources. The heartthrobs, who just announced a 40-city tour, blazed past the Bizkit, who had a week at the apex following
their controversial Woodstock '99 appearance. Their Significant Other was only 13,000 units behind, selling 220,000 copies for the
week ended August 8.
While Ricky Martin's self-titled album bumped up a notch to No. 3 on 144,000 units, it was the Runway Bride that picked up the most
speed last week, with the soundtrack sprinting from No. 12 to No. 4 on sales of 139,000.
Naughty schoolgirl Britney Spears skipped a grade to No. 5, while a compilation she is featured on, Now That's What I Call Music,
Vol. 2 fell to No. 6 from No. 3.
The biggest bow of the week was from Memphis Bleek. Don't expect to find much Elvis influence on the No. 7 album Coming of
Age, though--he's a hardcore rapper whose songs are filled with murder and drugs. He hails from Brooklyn's notorious Marcy
Projects, where he grew up with rapper/producer Jay-Z. "Don't respect me just cause I'm down with Jay," he says. "I'm a grown
man. Respect me for me. If you listen to my music, you'll know I don't write imaginary stuff. I write what I feel, see or went
through." Coming of Age sold 118,000 copies.
Rounding out the Top 10: Kid Rock's Devil Without a Cause found another 110,000 worshippers at No. 8; Smash Mouth's Astro
Lounge seated 108,000 new customers in ninth; and Destiny Child's Writing on the Wall was read by 100,000 new fans last week.
Bluegrass fiddler Alison Krause (whom you may remember from her appearance in the film The Horse Whisperer) bowed at No. 60
with Forget About It. The soundtrack for the music-driven film Detroit Rock City barely rocked the house with a No. 68 debut and G.
Love and Special Sauce didn't even cut the mustard in the Top 100, with Philadelphonic bowing at No. 113.
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