Kiss Debuts Big As Lauryn Hill Reclaims Top Of Chart

In what plays out like a war for the nation's souls, the vintage demon glam rockers in Kiss edge out the Christian outfit D.C. Talk for next week's top debut on the Billboard album chart.

According to SoundScan sales figures released on Wednesday, Kiss will score next week's number three slot after selling more than 109,000 copies of "Psycho Circus" in its first week in stores. The release edged out D.C. Talk's "Supernatural" which sold more than 106,000 copies to land at number four.

Both debuts fall behind Lauryn Hill, whose "Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" returns to the number one spot next week after selling another 167,000 copies. 'N Sync jumps up to number two next week as its self-titled album sold another 112,000 copies.

Last week's number one, Marilyn Manson's "Mechanical Animals" drops down to five next week after selling just over 98,000 copies last week. Meanwhile, another of last week's big debuts, Hootie & the Blowfish's "Musical Chairs," drops to number

12 after arriving on the chart at number four.

Next week's other notable debuts include Keith Sweat at number six with "Still In The Game," Flipmode Squad at number 15 with "Imperial Album," Goo Goo Dolls at 17 with "Dizzy Up The Girl," Chris Isaak's "Speak of the Devil" at 41, Lyle Lovett at 55 with "Step Inside This House," Ras Kass's "Rasassination" at 63, the Chemical Brothers' "Brothers Gonna Work It Out" at 95, and Sunny Day Real Estate at number 132 with "How It Feels To Be Something On."