With only a minimal drop in sales, TLC will continue its reign atop the Billboard album chart next week.
According to SoundScan sales figures released on Wednesday, TLC’s “Fanmail” moved just under 193,000 units last week (a slight dip from the previous week’s 202,000) meaning the R&B trio will hold onto the number one spot for a fourth week.
The group holds of a minor charge from rapper Eminem, whose “Slim Shady” album saw its sales bump from 171,000 copies to 172,000 copies to take the number two spot.
The week’s biggest debut sees Ginuwine take the number five slot with “100% Ginuwine,” which sold just under 124,000 copies in its first week in stores.
The soundtrack to the upcoming Eddie Murphy/Martin Lawrence prison comedy “Life” also managed to crack the top ten in first week out, landing at number ten with 80,000 units sold.
Other notable debuts include Charlotte Church at 28, Black Moon at 35, B*Witched at 38, Joey McIntyre at 49, Silverchair at
50, Jeff Beck at 99, and Boston’s Dropkick Murphys at 184.