No Doubt At #1, Again

Happy girl, uh, woman.

It's lonely at the top. Then again, once you've clawed your way up there, why

go quietly? And so No Doubt's reign at the #1 on the Billboard album

charts continues, with the SoCal pop/ska group logging its sixth straight week

at the top, with sales of 156,000 according to Soundscan. At its current pace,

Tragic Kingdom, which garnered the nine-year-old band a Grammy nod for

Best New Group, could surpass the five million mark in the next two


Actually, the rest of the Top Ten looked pretty much the same also,

a continuing sign of the post-holiday doldrums in pop music before the new '97

releases hit the stores. The Romeo and Juliet soundtrack once again held

on to the second spot with sales of 109,000 and Bush fell three positions to

number nine on sales of 72,000. Madonna's Evita soundtrack jumped five

spots to seventh on sales of 82,000. And, of course, Alanis Morissette's

Jagged Little Pill stayed in the top ten, at ten with way too many

copies sold.