D'Angelo's old-school music outshone old-school guitarist Carlos Santana in record stores last week but barely.
The 26-year-old soul singer's Voodoo will spend a second week at #1 on this week's Billboard 200 albums chart, according to SoundScan data released on Wednesday (Feb. 9). The album, with arrangements and melodies that call on the spirits of Stevie Wonder, Prince and other R&B giants, outsold Santana's namesake band's comeback album, Supernatural, 190,901 copies to 188,874 in the week ending Sunday, SoundScan reported. Voodoo's second single, "Untitled (How Does It Feel)" (RealAudio excerpt), is #1 on the Billboard R&B chart.
Voodoo has sold more than a half-million copies in two weeks.
Rounding out the top 10 are: rapper/producer Dr. Dre's Dr. Dre 2001 at #3; pop singer Celine Dion's All the Way: A Decade of Song at #4; teen pop singer Christina Aguilera's self-titled debut at #5; Italian dance-pop trio Eiffel 65's Europop at #6; rapper DMX's
Tha Eastsidaz's first album finds famed Dr. Dre protégé Snoop Dogg, 27, unveiling two protégés of his own: 21-year-old Goldie Loc and 33-year-old Tray Deee. All three men are former members of Long Beach, Calif., street gangs.
"There's a lot of gang activity there," Tray Deee (born Tracey Davis), who still lives in Long Beach, said last month. "You have Chicano gangs out there. You have Asian gangs out there, as well as African-American gangs. So it's a hard environment to be in, if you're soft."
Rock veteran Tina Turner, who turned 60 in November, will see her album, Twenty Four Seven, debut at #21. The first single is "When the Heartache Is Over" (RealAudio excerpt), an electronica-tinged dance tune. The album is Turner's first since Wildest Dreams (1996).
Behind her are chart debuts from country singer Wynonna Judd, rapper Young Bleed and rock band Morphine.
Judd's solo album New Day Dawning will come in at #40. She recently reunited with her mother, Naomi Judd; the two, billed as the Judds, were major country stars in the '80s.
My Own, entering the chart at #61, is Californian Young Bleed's second album. It includes songs produced by rappers Too $hort and Daz Dillinger and touches on themes of urban violence and racism. Tracks include "Treacherous," "Time & Money" and "A Minute Ta' Breathe."
The Night (#137) is Morphine's final studio album. Singer/bassist Mark Sandman, 46, died of a heart attack during a show in Italy in July. Weeks earlier, the group finished The Night (RealAudio excerpt of title track), a lush album that builds on the band's formula of bass, sax and drums by including guitar and piano. Any success the album has will be bittersweet, Morphine sax player Dana Colley said.
"It's definitely a two-sided coin there any kind of sense of accomplishment is muted by the fact that the loss is still there," he said. "That's really hard."