Nelly Still On Top As Wyclef Hits Chart

Not even Wyclef, backed by the imposing power of the WWF’s The Rock, can topple Nelly from the number one spot on the “Billboard” album chart.

According to sales figures released by SoundScan on Wednesday, the St. Louis rapper’s “Country Grammar” will once again top the album heap next week. Nelly sold an additional 213,000 copies of “Country Grammar” to remain music’s top dog.

In fact, much of the Top 10 remains unchanged next week, as Britney Spears, Eminem, the “Now That’s What I Call Music” compilation, Creed, ‘NSYNC, 3 Doors Down, and Papa Roach fill out slots two through eight on the chart.

The week’s biggest debut brings some new blood to the upper regions of the album chart, as Wyclef Jean’s “The Ecleftic – 2 Sides II A Book” shakes things up a bit. Bolstered by his hit single “It Doesn’t Matter” (featuring The Rock), the sometime Fugee sold more than 95,000 copies of his latest solo effort, entering the chart at number nine.

Lil’ Zane also
brings some fresh hip-hop to the chart; the rapper’s “Young World: The Future” sold more than 40,000 copies to debut at number 25 on next week’s chart.

The week’s other notable debuts include Incubus’ “When Incubus Attacks, Vol. 1″ EP at 41, the soundtrack to “The Original Kings Of Comedy” at 50, Ruff Endz’ “Love Crimes” at 52, hed (pe)’s “Broke” at 63, Souldecision’s “No One Does It Better” at 103, Zebrahead’s “Playmate Of The Year” at 127, Fourplay’s “Yes Please” at 135, the soundtrack to “Bring It On” at 139, and Dar Williams’ “The Green World” at 143.