Foxy Brown Slips, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Soar

Super Bowl appearance helps propel swing band up Billboard chart while teens battle for top spot.

Teen-agers Foxy Brown and Britney Spears duked it out for the top of the pop chart this

week, while swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy proved the Denver Broncos weren't the

only winners in the Super Bowl.

Among the teen-agers, the younger one prevailed.

Nineteen-year-old rapper Brown's Chyna Doll, which debuted at #1 on the

Billboard 200 albums chart a week ago, slipped to #4 with sales of 107,921

copies, down from 172,689 a week earlier, according to sales tracker SoundScan. The

album includes

href="">"JOB" (RealAudio


Seventeen-year-old pop singer Spears' ... Baby One More Time, which debuted

at #1 three weeks ago, re-took that position with sales of 181,594 copies. That's about

32,000 more copies than it sold a week earlier, and 60,000 more than it sold in the

album's debut week.

... Baby One More Time has sold more than 574,290 copies to date, according to

SoundScan. Rey Roldan, a publicist for Jive Records, said more than 2 million copies of

the album were shipped to stores, enough to quality it for double-platinum status.

Super Bowl performances, meanwhile, provided big boosts to Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

and pop icon Cher.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's year-old, self-titled album, which includes


ottle_Makes_Three_Tonight_Baby.ram">"You & Me & The Bottle Makes Three Tonight

(Baby)" (RealAudio excerpt), rocketed up from #133 to #58.

The album sold 23,466 copies last week -- nearly three times what it sold a week before,

according to SoundScan. The band performed during the Super Bowl halftime show,

along with Stevie Wonder and Gloria Estefan, on Jan. 31 -- the beginning of the week

whose sales are tracked in the new chart.

"They did a lot of local promotion while they were down here, too," said Mark

Hasselbach, the manager of Spec's, a record store in Coral Gables, Fla., where sales of

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy have doubled since the Jan. 31 game in nearby Miami.

Hasselbach said representatives of the band set up an in-store promotional display,

including a series of posters, that the store is still using.

Cher, who sang a pop-flavored national anthem before the game, enjoyed a jump from

#21 to #12 on the chart with Believe, which sold 76,457 copies. The title track is

one of the country's hottest singles.

The week's highest debut came from laid-back rappers CrazyNDaLayzDayz, whose

Tear Da Club Up Thugs finished at #18 with sales of 66,347.

The Artist Formerly Known As Prince's EP 1999 -- The New Master, featuring new

versions of Prince's classic single "1999," debuted at #150, with only 7,999 copies sold.

Moving up to #2 from #5 a week ago was Fugees songstress Lauryn Hill's The

Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, which features

href=",_Lauryn/Doo_Wop.ram">"Doo Wop (That

Thing)" (RealAudio excerpt). Hill, who appeared on the cover of Time

magazine's "Hip-Hop Nation" issue last week, saw sales of her album increase by nearly

14,000 units to 112,273.

Punk veterans the Offspring, who had spent four weeks at #4, rose to #3 with

Americana. The album sold 109,217 copies.

Singer/rapper Everlast, formerly of the House of Pain, finally entered the top 10 after

hovering in the teens for several weeks. His Whitey Ford Sings The Blues

reached #10 after selling 78,984 copies last week.

Last summer, Everlast described the album, which came out Sept. 8, as "some

straight-up hip-hop and a combination of styles that I wanted to mess with. ... I just let the

songs kind of do whatever they did."

Rounding out the top 10 were pop quintet 'N Sync's self-titled debut at #5; country trio

the Dixie Chicks' Wide Open Spaces at #6; and rappers Silkk the Shocker's

Made Man, Tupac Shakur's Greatest Hits and DMX's Flesh of My Flesh

-- Blood of My Blood at #7, #8 and #9.

Nine of the top 20 -- and 17 of the top 50 -- were hip-hop albums.

Professional wrestling continued to inch its way toward the top 10. The World Wrestling

Federation's WWF: The Music, Volume 3 climbed from #17 to #15, with sales of

71,305. The album, which has been out five weeks, has sold nearly 250,000 copies. It

features ring-entrance music written and produced by Jim Johnston.

Hole's Celebrity Skin neared platinum status, with sales of 20,758 copies,

bringing its total sales to 920,071 copies, according to SoundScan figures. The album

placed #66 on the chart.

Folkie entrepreneur Ani DiFranco's Up Up Up Up Up Up continued its tumble

down, down, down, down, down, down the chart, falling to #90 from #63. The album

debuted at #29 two weeks ago.

Rockers R.E.M. fared worse with their similarly titled Up. That album, released in

October, is now in a position to leave the Billboard 200. It dropped from #163 to

#194, with sales last week of 6,224 copies.

Dave Matthews -- leader of the eclectic Dave Matthews Band -- and longtime

accompanist Tim Reynolds dropped out of the top 10 after a strong first two weeks on the

chart. Their Live at Luther College, which received little promotional push, fell to

#16 from #6.

Techno-rock acts enjoyed big sales growth. Fatboy Slim's You've Come a Long Way,

Baby continued a swift climb up the chart, leaping 19 more spots to #73. Orgy's

Candyass moved up, too, from #70 to #63.