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12-08-2004, 11:06 AM
By JOHN WILLIAMS -- Senior Editor, JAM! Showbiz
In what is turning out to be a fierce holiday battle between two music heavyweights, Shania Twain managed to oust U2 from the top of the Canadian charts this week.

The Timmins, Ont. native's "Greatest Hits" recaptured the No. 1 spot with 56,100 in sales, up from the 51,000 copies sold last week.

Meanwhile, U2's "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" dropped out of the No. 1 spot after one week, falling down to the second position, with sales of the album dipping from 94,700 last week to 47,200 this week -- a drop of 49 per cent.

Eminem's "Encore" (33,700) and "Canadian Idol" winner Kalan Porter's "219 Days" held onto No. 3 and No. 4, respectively.

The seasonal collection "MuchDance 2005" climbed two notches to No. 5, while Jay-Z and Linkin Park's mash-up album "Collision Course" had the highest debut of the week, at No. 6.

Teen queen Hilary Duff's self-titled effort moved from No. 8 to No. 7, Green Day's "American Idiot" re-entered the top 10 at No. 8, Rod Stewart's golden oldies disc "Stardust... Great American Songbook: Volume III" held steady at No. 9.

Gwen Stefani's debut solo effort "Love. Angel. Music. Baby." slid from No. 6 to No. 10 in its second week.

Other notable debuts included Kelly Clarkson's second album "Breakaway" at No. 17, and Nas's double album "Street's Disciple" at No. 27.

In the U.S., Jay-Z and Linkin Park debuted at No. 1, followed by U2 in second, Kelly Clarkson in third, Eminem in fourth, and Nas in fifth.


12-08-2004, 11:08 AM
great chart run for the GH:

1 - 2 - 2 -1

and it's sales must be around the 250-260k in Canada. So it's soon will be 3xPlatinum by sales.

12-08-2004, 11:15 AM

Steve F
12-08-2004, 12:18 PM
Taking control of your "Native Land"? -- "Priceless"!HEY1


12-10-2004, 01:41 AM
Thursday December 09, 2004 @ 11:30 AM
By: ChartAttack.com Staff

It seemed like it was all over for Shania Twain last week, as U2 took the chart’s top spot by a landslide. However, people must be too busy listening to the new U2 to make it out to the stores, because sales for their latest disc, How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb have dropped significantly, allowing Twain to regain the #1 spot.

Twain’s greatest hits CD hasn’t gone 20 times platinum in the U.S. yet like 1997’s Come On Over, but the country pop princess is still doing pretty well for herself by selling 56,100 records, up about 5,000 discs over last week. Twain’s Greatest Hits is full of line dancin’ goodness with tunes like "Up," "That Don’t Impress Me Much" and "Man! I Feel Like A Woman."

As mentioned, U2 got a rude awakening this week as their disc fell to #2. The group sold 47,200 records — about 49 per cent less than last week. They still managed to go more than platinum in Canada, though, so Paul Martin doesn’t have to be embarrassed hanging out with Bono.

Eminem, who was in a heated chart battle with Twain, stays strong at #3. Despite less than stellar reviews, Em’s fans are still hitting record stores in droves, snatching up 33,700 discs.

The real story, of course, is how our cute little Canadian Idol Kalan Porter is doing. His disc is competing with U2, Twain and Eminem, so it’s no small feat that Porter is at #4 for his second week in a row.

The compilation crew at MuchMusic will be happy to learn that MuchDance 2005 moved up two spots from last week to #5.

The fight for the holiday dollar has been so fierce that even the team up of two of music’s biggest stars couldn’t produce a #1 album. Jay-Z and Linkin Park make sweet, sweet music together on Collision Course, a disc that combines LP’s rock with Jay-Z’s rhymes. Part of the MTV Mash-Up series, the pair take their existing songs, put them together (hence the mash) and create a few almost new songs. The album debuts at #6.

Hilary Duff’s still impressing little girls all over Canada as her self-titled disc moves up a spot to #7, while Green Day re-enters the top 10 at #8.

Rounding out the top 10 is Rod Stewart’s Stardust… Great American Songbook Vol. 3 (#9) and Gwen Stefani’s debut solo album Love. Angel. Music. Baby, which slipped four spots to #10.

Besides Collision Course, only four other debuts charted this week. They include Kelly Clarkson’s Breakaway (#17), Nas’ Street’s Disciple (#27), MuchDance ‘80s (#67) and Matt Dusk’s Peace On Earth (#81).

—Bryan Borzykowski


12-12-2004, 05:48 PM
Originally posted by Steve F
Taking control of your "Native Land"? -- "Priceless"!HEY1


:hyst: :nuts: :HA