June 26 [12:00 EDT] — En Vogue, the Lost Boyz, and Megadeth scored top ten debuts on the “Billboard” album charts in a week of very little chart activity.
Bob Carlisle, he of the super-sweet ballad “Butterfly Kisses,” is once again in the top spot on the album chart, followed by the Spice Girls and Tim McGraw. After debuting at number one, and slipping to number two in its second week, the Wu-Tang Clan is at number four with “Wu-Tang Forever.”
The Dawn Robinson-less En Vogue scores the highest debut of the week, landing at number eight with “EV3.” Two other new releases, Lost Boyz’s “Love, Peace & Nappiness” and Megadeth’s “Cryptic Writings,” follow right behind at number nine and ten respectively.
The singles chart is even more motionless this week, as Puff Daddy and Faith Evans hold on to number one with the Notorious B.I.G. tribute “I’ll Be Missing You.” With the exception of Meredith Brook’s “Bitch” moving from number four to number three, bumping Mark
Morrison’s “Return of the Mack” down to four, the top ten singles are unchanged from last week.
Things are a bit more lively over on the modern rock chart, where Third Eye Blind finally nabs the top spot with “Semi-Charmed Life.” The track pushes the Mighty Mighty Bosstones “The Impression That I Get” down to number two, while the rest of the top seven remains unchanged. There is a bit of shuffling near the bottom of the top ten, where Blur’s “Song 2″ and Foo Fighters’ “Monkey Wrench” slip up to number eight and nine, and Depeche Mode’s “It’s No Good” drops from eight to ten.