A remixed Billboard 200 albums chart will see Jennifer Lopez's J. to Tha L-O! The Remixes switch places with Alan Jackson's Drive, reclaiming the #1 spot and bumping the country singer to #3.
J. to Tha L-O! sold more than 100,000 copies to beat out the #2 album, Linkin Park's Hybrid Theory, which inched past Jackson on sales of just over 96,000 copies, according to SoundScan data released Wednesday (February 27).
Kirk Franklin's The Rebirth of Kirk Franklin breathes new life into the top 10 of next week's chart, debuting at #4 on sales of more than 90,000 copies. Britney Spears will enjoy a boost when Britney enters top 10 terrain, coming in at #9. The usual suspects round out the remaining positions, with Ludacris' Word of Mouf at #5, Creed's Weathered at #6, Nickelback's Silver Side Up at #7, Pink's Missundaztood at #8 and Puddle of Mudd's Come Clean at #10.
Next week's chart reflects a sluggish sales week that saw only three albums in the top 50 sell more than they had the previous week. The lucky ones are Hoobastank's self-titled LP at #27, Fat Joe's Jealous Ones Still Envy at # 45 and Janet Jackson's All for You skyrocketing from #97 to #49 thanks to fans who caught her, ahem, revealing concert on HBO.
While their gains might be more modest than Ms. Jackson's, other artists who moving up include Train, whose Drops of Jupiter jumps 34 positions to #97, and Missy Elliott, whose Miss E ... So Addictive climbs from #185 to #166.
Frank Sinatra's Greatest Love Songs, whose sales surged around Valentine's Day, tumbles from #32 to #94. Another emotional record, the soundtrack to the "America: A Tribute to Heroes" telethon, plummets 50 spots to #192.
New and notable albums on the chart include the "Queen of the Damned" soundtrack (#39), Joey Ramone's posthumous solo album Don't Worry About Me (#109) and the Cars' Complete Greatest Hits (#144).