Beasties Still Riding High In Big Charts Week For Ladies, Swing Bands

In a deja vu inspiring development, the Beastie Boys will have the number one album in the country next week according to SoundScan figures released Wednesday.

Things remain largely unchanged on the chart in a week low on big debuts and rich in familiar faces. The Beasties “Hello Nasty” vaulted to platinum sales status as it holds onto the number one spot for a third straight week. The “Armageddon” soundtrack moved nicely as well, to hold onto the number two slot while the “City Of Angels” soundtrack remains in the top five at number three.

Mary J. Blige boasts the biggest debut of the week with her “Tour” live album, which arrives on the chart at number 21.

Other notable new arrivals include Celly Cel at 53 with “G-Filez,” and Rob Zombie’s soon-to-be tour-mates Fear Factory at 77 with “Obsolete.”

Meanwhile, Canadian favorites the Barenaked Ladies are reaping the benefits of their hit single “One Week” and their slot on this summer’s H.O.R.D.E. tour as their album
“Stunt” hops from number 10 to number six next week.

Also quietly creeping up the album chart is Brian Setzer, whose “Dirty Boogie” cracks the top 20 next week slipping up to 18. Elsewhere on the neo-swing/jump blues front, the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies hops up to number 20, while Big Bad VooDoo Daddy jumps 17 places to number 50 with its self-titled album.