Despite big debuts from Master P, Stone Temple Pilots, and Bush, veteran rocker Carlos Santana holds on to the number one spot on next week’s “Billboard” album chart.According to sales figures released by Soundscan on Wednesday, Santana’s “Supernatural” will maintain its grip on number one for the third straight week. The album sold another 199,000 copies, bringing its total sales to just under 2.3 million after 20 weeks in stores. Master P makes an impressive splash at number two with his “Only God Can Judge Me,” which sold more than 153,000 copies in its first week out to land in the runner-up slot. Stone Temple Pilots also manage a top ten debut next week as the band’s “No. 4″ arrives at number six after selling more than 120,000 copies in its first week out. Bush barely missed the top ten, landing at eleven with its new album, “The Science Of Things.” The latest effort from the band sold more than 106,000 copies in week one, missing the top ten by a mere 266
copies. Other notable debuts include Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young’s reunion album “Looking Forward” at 26, Rob Zombie’s remix album “American Made Music To Strip By” at 38, Chico DeBarge’s “Game” at 41, the Genesis hits package “Turn It On Again” at 65, Dream Theater’s “Scenes From A Memory” at 73, Incubus’ third album “Make Yourself” at 80, Irish popsters B*Witched at 91 with “Awake & Breathe,” Ideal’s self-titled debut at 97, the Alice In Chains box set “Music Box” at 123, and the Clash live offering “Live From Here To Eternity” at 193.
– Robert Mancini