After selling more than 1 million copies in its first week, Limp Bizkit's Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water kept rollin' strong enough to top the Billboard 200 albums chart for a second week.
According to SoundScan sales figures released Wednesday (November 1), frontman Fred Durst and company sold another 392,000 copies of their third album last week. The previous week's mark of 1,054,000 copies was best first-week showing for a rock band in the SoundScan era (see "Limp Bizkit Top 1 Million With First-Week Sales").
The week's other notable debuts include Canadian diva Celine Dion's Volume One Collector's Series at #28, diva-in-training Christina Aguilera's My Kind of Christmas at #38, top-40 collection Universal Smash Hits at #43, R&B singer/songwriter Tamia's Nu Day at #51, rock veteran Sammy Hagar's Ten 13 at #52, soul star Patti LaBelle's
When a Woman Loves at #63, metal journeymen Megadeth's Capitol Punishment collection at #66 and Broadway star Sarah Brightman's La Luna at #70.
Debuts in the bottom half of the chart include Rosie O'Donnell's Another Rosie Christmas at #101, ska-punk outfit Less Than Jake's Borders & Boundaries at #103, R&B songstress Sparkle's Told You So at #121, piano man Bruce Hornsby's Here Come the Noise Makers at #166, polarizing personality Kathie Lee Gifford's Heart of a Woman at #169, drum'n'bass guru Roni Size's In the Mode at #180, New York rapper Afu Ra's Body of the Life Force at #182, the rock-meets-hip-hop compilation Take a Bite Out of Rhyme at #194 and punk mainstays Pennywise's Live at the Key Club at #197.
It also proved to be a big week for Christian artists, as Carman's Heart of a Champion, John P. Kee's Not Guilty, Newsboys' Shine ... The Hits, the Passion Worship
Band's Passion: Oneday Live and Rebecca St. James' Transform all cracked the top 200, while Bill Gaither managed to land two albums, Whispering Hope and Irish Homecoming, on the chart.