Bone Thugs, Pumpkins, Beanie Debut; Santana Still On Top

Despite an invasion from Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Smashing Pumpkins, Beanie Sigel, Steely Dan, and AC/DC, Santana is still on top.

In a week thick with new chart blood, Santana will once again claim the top spot on next week's "Billboard" album chart. According to sales figures released by SoundScan on Wednesday, Santana's "Supernatural" sold another 441,000 copies to hold on to number one. With last week's numbers, the album has now gone platinum seven times over, with sales passing seven million copies.

The greatest threat to Santana's grasp on the top spot came courtesy of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, who will see their "Btnhresurrection" debut in the number two slot. The group's first album of new material since 1997's "The Art Of War" sold more than 280,000 copies in its first week in stores to land in the runner-up spot. Also making a big noise in their first week in stores are the Smashing Pumpkins, whose "Machina: The Machines of God" sold more than 165,000 copies in

week one to grab number three on the chart.

Three other acts boast top ten debuts next week, as Beanie Sigel, Steely Dan, and AC/DC all launched new albums into the top of the chart. Beanie Sigel's "The Truth" sold more than 155,000 copies to wind up at number five, while the Steely Dan reunion effort "Two Against Nature" sold more than 141,000 copies to land at number six. The first album in five years from veteran hard rockers AC/DC also came out the gate strong, selling more than 130,000 copies to grab number seven.

The week's other notable debuts include the Bloodhound Gang at 19 with "Hooray For Boobies," Oasis' "Standing on the Shoulder of Giants" at 24, J-Shin's "My Soul, My Life" at 71, Latin star Shakira at 124 with her "MTV Unplugged," Air at 161 with the soundtrack to "The Virgin Suicides," the Rollins Band's "Get Some Go Again" at 180, the soundtrack to "3 Strikes" at 190, and William Orbit's "Pieces In A Modern Style" at 198.