Lauryn Hill, Rob Zombie See Solo Debuts Make Chart Splash

A little “Miseducation” goes a long way.

Lauryn Hill’s solo debut, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” will top next week’s “Billboard” album chart, according to sales figures released by SoundScan on Wednesday.

The Fugee’s solo effort sold more than 420,000 copies in its first week in stores far outpacing the number two album, the Beasties Boys’ “Hello Nasty,” which sold another 130,000 copies last week.

Going solo also paid off for Rob Zombie. The White Zombie frontman will see his solo debut, “Hellbilly Deluxe,” hit the chart at number five next week after selling more than 120,000 copies in its first week in stores.

Meanwhile, last week’s number one, Korn’s “Follow The Leader,” will slip from the top of the heap to number nine after selling another 109,000 copies.

The week’s only other top ten debut belongs to “Back To Titanic,” another album of music from the reigning box office champ.

Other notable debuts include Jayo Felony at 46, Xzibit at number 58,
Elliott Smith at 104, Better Than Ezra at 129, Bob Mould at 164, Royal Crown Revue at 172, and Cracker at 182.