According to sales figures released by SoundScan on Wednesday, the R&B trio sold another 202,000 copies of their "Fanmail" album to retain the top slot.
TLC will hold off a rush from No Limit Records rapper C-Murder, who debuts at number two with his "Bossalinie," which sold 175,600 copies in its first week in stores. The rapper barely edged out Britney Spears, who came in just one copy shy of the 175,000 mark with her "Baby One More Time."
The SoundScan figures also brought good news for Mase's pals in Harlem World, who debut at number 11 with their "Movement," which sold more than 73,000 copies in its first week in stores.
In a well-timed bit of news, the St. Patrick's Day numbers also brought good cheer for Irish troubadour Van Morrison, whose "Back On Top" album debuts at number 28 after selling more than 43,000 copies in its first week in stores.
The week also sees notable debuts from Shanice (at number 56), Selena (at 59), Wilco's "Summer Teeth" (at 78),
C-Bo's "Final Chapter" (at 81), and Beth Orton (at 110 with "Central Reservation").