April 24 [12:00 EST] --In a relatively quiet week, Depeche Mode's latest effort, "Ultra," will make a big splash on next week's "Billboard" album chart. The new one from David Gahan and the guys will debut at number five when the chart hits newsstands next Monday.
The rest of the top ten remains largely unchanged, as The Notorious B.I.G.'s "Life After Death" remain at the top of the heap, followed once again by the Spice Girls ("Spice") and the "Space Jam" soundtrack.
In noteworthy chart departures, Makavelli drops from the top 20, as do the Chemical Brothers, whose "Dig Your Own Hole" debuted at number 14 last week.
The singles chart will also have a vaguely familiar look when "Billboard" hits the street next week. Last week's number one, Puff Daddy's "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down," is bumped to the second spot by last week's number two, Bad Boy label mate Notorious B.I.G. and his hit "Hypnotize."
On the modern rock tracks chart, The Verve Pipe will jump
from number two to number one with their ditty "The Freshmen," dropping U2's "Staring at the Sun" to the second spot. Elsewhere in the modern rock top ten, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones ("The Impression That I Get") and Meredith Brooks ("B**ch") make their first appearance on next week's chart, bumping Veruca Salt ("Volcano Girls"), and Live ("Lakini's Juice") from the chart.