No Doubt and Da Brat came on strong, but it's still all about 'NSYNC on the "Billboard" album chart.
According to sales figures released by SoundScan on Wednesday, the boy band will continue to flex its sales muscle atop the album chart after selling another 422,000 copies of its "No Strings Attached." The new figures bring the album's four-week total to just under 4.2 million copies.
While hardly a challenge to 'NSYNC's hold on number one, No Doubt posted a big first week with its "Return Of Saturn." The band sold close to 202,000 copies of its follow up to 1995's "Tragic Kingdom" to land at number two in its first week on the chart.
Hip-hop motormouth Da Brat also posted a top five debut with her "Unrestricted," which sold more than 143,000 copies to land at number five.
The week also sees debuts from the "Ghost Dog" soundtrack (at 84), Del The Funky Homosapien (at 118), S Club 7 (at 120), and teen opera star Charlotte Church (at 160).
The week's sales figures also see a surge for the soundtrack to "The Matrix," inspired no doubt by the film's recent debut on HBO, as well as a bump for Stone Temple Pilots' "No. 4," spurred by the album's new single, "Sour Girl."