Hip-hop star DMX has become the first artist in the history of America's
Billboard 200 chart to have his first five albums debut at number one.
The rapper's latest release, GRAND CHAMP, entered the chart at the top
spot this week (ends26SEP03) after selling 312,000 copies, according to NIELSEN
Although the album debuted at number one, it sold fewer units in its first
week than the rapper's last release, 2001's GREAT DEPRESSION, which shifted
440,000 copies in the same time frame.
Grand Champ, which DMX insists is his last album, features guest
appearances from Patti Labelle, Styles P, 50 CENT, Jadakiss and Eve.
A Perfect Circle's new album THIRTEENTH STEP and Erykah Badu's WORLDWIDE
UNDERGROUND debuted at second and third position respectively.