"Violator" Debuts, Backstreet Boys Hold On In Quiet Chart Week


With only one debut in the top 50, next week's "Billboard" album chart will be business as usual, according to sales figures released by SoundScan on Wednesday.

The Backstreet Boys remain on top, with Limp Bizkit riding shotgun yet again. The Boys sold just under 250,000 copies of their "Millennium" to stay at number one, while Limp moved another 192,000 copies of "Significant Other" to hold on to number two.

Teen queen Britney Spears bumps up to number three with her "Baby One More Time," while Ricky Martin drops down from three to four next week.

The "Violator" collection, fueled by Q-Tip's "Vivrant Thing" single, is the week's only big debut, selling more than 115,000 copies to land at number eight. In addition to Q-Tip, the album also features tracks from LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes, Mobb Deep, Flipmode Squad, Fat Joe, and a host of others.

"I'm with collaborations, with all types, because you never know what they will bring

out," Q-Tip recently told MTV News of his involvement with the album. "I wouldn't want to, like, cheat the art or cheat the people who buy it.... I'm into doing different things. You know, that's just me. See, I got 'different' written on my face, see?" [RealVideo]

Other notable new arrivals include Rahzel's "Make The Music 2000" at number 51, Coko's "Hot Coko" at number 68, Machine Head's "Burning Red" at number 88, Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Edge Of Forever" at 96, and Kool Keith's "Black Elvis/Lost In Space" at 180.