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Tupac Shakur Knocks Shaggy Out Of The No. 1 Spot

Tupac Shakur’s latest posthumous effort, Until the End of Time, has knocked Shaggy’s Hotshot out of the No. 1 spot on The Billboard 200 on its way to selling just over 425,000 copies in its first week.

Until the End of Time, a two-disc set, is the rapper’s best posthumous showing thus far, as 2Pac + Outlawz’s Still I Rise made its way to No. 6 in January of 2000 and Greatest Hits, another two-CD set, hit No. 3 in 1999.

Elsewhere in the top 10, Train’s second Columbia Records effort, Drops of Jupiter, landed at an impressive No. 6, while India.Arie’s Acoustic Soul hit No. 10.

Pearl Jam’s second wave of North American bootlegs hit the charts this week as well. While not outperforming its North American and European predecessors, Seattle – Nov. 6, 2000, a triple-disc set, hit No. 98 – the highest debut yet for one of the band’s live bootlegs. Las Vegas – Oct. 22, 2000 hit No. 152 as well, bringing the total Pearl Jam live bootlegs to land in the top 200 to 14.

Other notable debuts include Buckcherry’s Timebomb at No. 64; Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals’ Live from Mars at No. 70; Jesse Powell’s JP at No. 71; Saliva’s Every Six Seconds at No. 85; Shawn Colvin’s Whole New You at No. 101; Billy Idol’s Greatest Hits at No. 111; the soundtrack to Josie and the Pussycats, featuring songs performed by ex-Letters to Cleo singer Kay Hanley, at No. 112; and Clay Walker’s Say No More at No. 128.

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