Some day, the weekly SoundScan sales figures will creep out of the printer and someone other than 'NSYNC will occupy the number one spot on the chart.
This, however, is not that day.
The boy band chart champs will once again sit atop the "Billboard" album sales heap next week, according to sales figures released Wednesday by SoundScan. Timberlake, Fatone, Chasez, and company sold an additional 190,000 copies of their "No Strings Attached" to hold onto the number one spot.
Playing bridesmaid this time is the Master P-supported group 504 Boyz, who sold more than 139,000 copies of their "Goodfellas" last week to debut at number two on the chart.
The second biggest new arrival comes courtesy of Mississippi rockers 3 Doors Down, who land at number 20 after selling more than 55,000 copies of their "Better Life" album.
The week's other notable debuts include Billy Joel's live "2000 Years - Millennium Concert" at 40, Mary Mary's "Thankful" at
62, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones' "Pay Attention" at 74, Ween's "White Pepper" at 121, Aimee Mann's "Bachelor No. 2" at 134, Hoku's self-titled album at 151, Kathie Lee Gifford's "Born For You" at 163, and Sleater-Kinney's "All Hands On The Bad One" at 177.
The week also sees hot singles breathing new life into old albums from Eminem and Vitamin C. Em continues to see sales of his 1999 album "The Slim Shady LP" swell (coasting from number 35 to 28 this week), despite the fact that his current hit, "The Real Slim Shady," is not on that album. And while her self-titled debut has been around since last summer, Vitamin C now finds her album jumping up the chart (from 56 to 46 this week) courtesy of her timely track "Graduation (Friends Forever)."