Papa Roach must have mixed emotions about the first-week chart position of their new album, Lovehatetragedy.
The California quartet has got to enjoy the fact that their second album will land in the #2 slot on next week’s Billboard 200 albums chart with more than 135,000 copies sold, according to SoundScan figures released Wednesday (June 26). The follow-up to 2000’s Infest just marginally bested Korn’s Untouchables (132,000) to become the country’s best-selling rock album. However, even combined sales of the two rock LPs couldn’t top the total of The Eminem Show. The rapper’s third major-label LP has been affixed to the #1 position for five weeks, yielding a grand total of more than 3.3 million copies.
Wyclef Jean’s Masquerade earned the honor of becoming the second-highest chart debut, landing at #6. The Fugee’s third solo album, fueled by a pair of videos for “PJ’s” and “Two Wrongs,” sold more than 81,000 copies. Canadian rockers Our Lady Peace scored the highest chart debut in their seven-year career with Gravity, which will come in at #9 with more than 66,000 copies sold.
Paulina Rubio’s sixth LP, Border Girl, the Mexican pop singer’s first English language album, will leave its mark at #11, thanks to the single “Don’t Say Goodbye” and her ultra-“hip” image displayed in the windows of retail shops nationwide. Jerry Cantrell’s Degradation Trip, the second solo outing by the former Alice in Chains guitarist, and pop singer Anastacia’s Freak of Nature round out the chart’s top 40 debuts.
Five-spot jumps by Avril Lavigne and Pink make the attitude-infused ladies the biggest gainers in the top 10. Lavigne’s Let Go moves from #10 to #5, and hasn’t left the chart’s uppermost echelon since its release three weeks ago. Missundaztood, meanwhile, re-enters the top 10 from its previously held #15 slot on the coattails of its third single, “Just Like a Pill.”
The remainder of next week’s top 10 will consist of Totally Hits 2, slipping a spot to #4; Ashanti’s self-titled debut making an identical move to #7; and P. Diddy & Bad Boy Records’ We Invented the Remix conceding three spots to #8.
The soundtrack to “Lilo & Stitch,” the runner-up for tops at the box office in its opening weekend, will make the largest chart leap. After debuting at #57, the LP will rocket 41 spots to #16 and increase its weekly pull by nearly 50 percent.
Three albums in the top 40 will take more than 20-slot slides, with New Found Glory’s Sticks & Stones, which debuted last week at #4, leading the downturn with a 21-spot dip. Former first-placer Alan Jackson’s Drive and The Osbourne Family Album will both dive 22 places, to #34 and #35, respectively; while David Bowie’s Heathen falls farthest, from #14 to #37.
Other notable debuts on next week’s chart include the Swedish pop quartet A-Teens’ Pop ‘Til You Drop! at #45; the double-LP compilation 2002 Warped Tour at #55; dance-music DJ Paul Oakenfold’s Bunkka at #65; rapper Archie Eversole’s Ride Wit Me Dirty South Style at #83; rapper B Rich’s 80 Dimes at #100; Ozzfest vets Otep’s Sevas Tra at #145; and indie rock stalwarts Guided by Voices’ Universal Truths and Cycles at #160.