Snoop Dogg Album Found Under Many Trees

Rapper has week's highest chart debut, but Beatles, Backstreet Boys albums #1, #2 pre-Christmas week sellers, respectively.

It appears that a lot of good boys and girls got a new Dogg for Christmas this year.

Fueled by the imaginatively titled hit single "Snoop Dogg (What's My Name Part 2)," Snoop Dogg's new album, Tha Last Meal, will have the highest debut on next week's Billboard 200 albums chart.

While that album will land at #9 after selling almost 400,000 copies, the chart will still be ruled by the unlikely boy-band duo of the Beatles and Backstreet Boys, who once again land at #1 and #2, respectively.

In the week before Christmas, the Beatles sold a staggering 1,258,667 copies of their greatest-hits disc The Beatles 1, while the Backstreet Boys sold 724,067 copies of Black & Blue, according to SoundScan figures released Wednesday (December 27).

Following close behind BSB is the compilation Now That's What I Call Music! Vol. 5. The compilation, which includes such recent hits as ''NSYNC's "It's Gonna Be Me" and Britney Spears' "Lucky," filled 688,339 stockings last week.

Creed's Human Clay will remain in the #4 slot, while Shaggy's Hotshot moves from #7 to #5.

The rest of the top 10 will include Limp Bizkit's Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water at #6, Tim McGraw's Greatest Hits at #7, Britney Spears' Oops! ... I Did It Again at #8 and 'NSync's No Strings Attached at #10.

Rapper Lil' Wayne will have the week's second-highest highest debut, landing at #24 with his new album, Lights Out. Another hip-hop release, the compilation Q-B's Finest,, which includes new music from Nas, Capone and Havoc of Mobb Deep, will debut at #90.

Teenage rapper Lil' Bow Wow's Beware of Dog, meanwhile, will continue to climb the chart, moving from #23 to #17, while U2 move from #20 to #18 with All That You Can't Leave Behind.

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