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Friday, August 18th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


Weekly charts for the nation's recorded music as they appear in the Aug. 26, 2000 issue of Billboard magazine. Used with permission. (Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold.):


Billboard Hot 100: Top 20

(Compiled from a national sample of sales reports collected, compiled and provided by SoundScan; radio playlists; and monitored radio by Broadcast Data Systems)

1. ``Doesn't Really Matter,'' Janet. Def Soul.

2. ``Incomplete,'' Sisqo. Dragon/Def Soul.

3. ``Bent,'' matchbox twenty. Lava. (Gold)

4. ``Jumpin, Jumpin,'' Destiny's Child. Columbia.

5. ``I Wanna Know,'' Joe. Jive.

6. ``It's Gonna Be Me,'' 'N Sync. Jive. (Gold)

7. ``No More,'' Ruff Endz. Epic.

8. ``Absolutely (Story Of A Girl),'' Nine Days. 550 Music.

9. ``Try Again,'' Aaliyah. Blackground.

10. ``Everything You Want,'' Vertical Horizon. RCA.

11. ``Country Grammar,'' Nelly. Fo' Real.

12. ``Kryptonite,'' 3 Doors Down. Republic.

13. ``He Wasn't Man Enough,'' Toni Braxton. LaFace. (Gold)

14. ``Higher,'' Creed. Wind-up.

15. ``I Need You,'' LeAnn Rimes. Sparrow.

16. ``Back Here,'' BBMac. Hollywood.

17. ``Desert Rose,'' Sting (feat. Cheb Mami). A&M.

18. ``Music,'' Madonna. Maverick.

19. ``Wifey,'' Next. Arista. (Gold)

20. ``Let's Get Married,'' Jagged Edge. So So Def.

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The Billboard 200 Top Albums: Top 20

(Compiled from a national sample of sales reports collected, compiled and provided by SoundScan)

1. ``Country Grammar,'' Nelly. Fo' Reel. (Platinum)

2. ``Oops!... I Did It Again,'' Britney Spears. Jive. (Platinum)

3. ``Now That's What I Call Music 4,'' Various Artists. Virgin/Capitol/Sony.

4. ``The Marshall Mathers LP,'' Eminem. Web/Aftermath. (Platinum)

5. ``No Strings Attached,'' 'N Sync. Jive. (Platinum)

6. ``Human Clay,'' Creed. Wind-up. (Platinum)

7. ``Infest,'' Papa Roach. DreamWorks. (Platinum)

8. ``The Better Life,'' 3 Doors Down. Republic. (Platinum)

9. ``Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump,'' De La Soul. Tommy Boy.

10. Soundtrack: ``Nutty Professor II: The Klumps.'' Def Jam/Def Soul.

11. ``Brand New Day,'' Sting. A&M. (Platinum)

12. ``Riding With The King,'' B.B. King & Eric Clapton. Duck/Reprise. (Platinum)

13. ``The Writing's On The Wall,'' Destiny's Child. Columbia. (Platinum)

14. ``Californication,'' Red Hot Chili Peppers. Warner Bros. (Platinum)

15. ``Ryde Or Die Vol. II,'' Various Artists. Ruff Ryders.

16. ``Dr. Dre -- 2001,'' Dr. Dre. Aftermath. (Platinum)

17. ``The Heat,'' Toni Braxton. LaFace. (Platinum)

18. ``My Name Is Joe,'' Joe. Jive. (Platinum)

19. Soundtrack: ``Coyote Ugly.'' Curb.

20. ``Christina Aguilera,'' Christina Aguilera. RCA. (Platinum)

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Hot Adult Contemporary

(Compiled from a national sample of airplay supplied by Broadcast Data Systems)

1. ``Breathe,'' Faith Hill. Warner Bros.

2. ``Taking You Home,'' Don Henley. Warner Bros.

3. ``You Sang To Me,'' Marc Anthony. Columbia.

4. ``I Need You,'' LeAnn Rimes. Sparrow/Capitol/Curb.

5. ``I Turn To You,'' Christina Aguilera. RCA.

6. ``Amazed,'' Lonestar. BNA. (Gold)

7. ``I Knew I Loved You,'' Savage Garden. Columbia. (Gold)

8. ``That's The Way It Is,'' Celine Dion. 550 Music.

9. ``Show Me The Meaning of Being Lonely,'' Backstreet Boys. Jive.

10. ``Could I Have This Kiss Forever,'' Whitney Houston & Enrique Iglesias. Arista/Interscope.

Top Gospel Albums

(Compiled from a national sample of sales reports collected, compiled and provided by SoundScan)

1. ``Mountain High... Valley Low,'' Yolanda Adams. Elektra. (Gold)

2. ``The Fundamental Elements Of Southtown,'' P.O.D. Atlantic. (Gold)

3. ``Thankful,'' Mary Mary. C2/Columbia.

4. ``What A Wonderful World,'' Anne Murray. StaightWay.

5. ``Offerings: A Worship Album,'' Third Day. Essential.

6. ``Gaither Gospel Series: Homecoming Hymns With The Homecoming Friends,'' Various Artists. Spring House.

7. ``The Promise,'' Plus One. 143/Atlantic.

8. ``Live For You,'' Rachael Lampa. Word.

9. ``WoW Worship: Today's 30 Most Powerful Worship Songs,'' Various Artists. Maranatha!/Integrity.

10. ``WoW Worship Orange: Today's 30 Most Powerful Worship Songs,'' Various Artists. Hosanna!/Integrity.

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Mainstream Rock Tracks

(Compiled from a national sample of airplay supplied by Broadcast Data Systems)

1. ``Californication,'' Red Hot Chili Peppers. Warner Bros.

2. ``Kryptonite,'' 3 Doors Down. Republic.

3. ``I Disappear,'' Metallica. Hollywood.

4. ``Loser,'' 3 Doors Down. Republic.

5. ``Last Resort,'' Papa Roach. DreamWorks.

6. ``With Arms Wide Open,'' Creed. Wind-up.

7. ``Judith,'' A Perfect Circle. Virgin.

8. ``Godless,'' U.P.O. Epic.

9. ``Bad Religion,'' Godsmack. Republic.

10. ``Change (In The House Of Flies),'' Deftones. Maverick.

Modern Rock Tracks

(Compiled from a national sample of airplay supplied by Broadcast Data Systems)

1. ``Last Resort,'' Papa Roach. DreamWorks.

2. ``Californication,'' Red Hot Chili Peppers. Warner Bros.

3. ``Change (In The House Of Flies),'' Deftones. Maverick.

4. ``Promise,'' Eve 6. RCA.

5. ``Right Now,'' SR-71. RCA.

6. ``Kryptonite,'' 3 Doors Down. Republic.

7. ``Stellar,'' Incubus. Immortal.

8. ``Judith,'' A Perfect Circle. Virgin.

9. ``Wonderful,'' Everclear. Capitol.

10. ``Sour Girl,'' Stone Temple Pilots. Atlantic.

Hot Country Singles and Tracks

(Compiled from a national sample of monitored country radio by Broadcast Data Systems)

1. ``What About Now,'' Lonestar. BNA.

2. ``It Must Be Love,'' Alan Jackson. Arista Nashville.

3. ``That's The Way,'' Jo Dee Messina. Curb.

4. ``Prayin' For Daylight,'' Rascal Flatts. Lyric Street.

5. ``I Hope You Dance,'' Lee Ann Womack (w/Sons Of The Desert). MCA Nashville.

6. ``I Will... But,'' SheDaisy. Lyric Street.

7. ``Your Everything,'' Keith Urban. Capitol.

8. ``You'll Always Be Loved By Me,'' Brooks & Dunn. Arista Nashville.

9. ``It's Always Somethin','' Joe Diffie. Epic.

10. ``Country Comes To Town,'' Toby Keith. DreamWorks.

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Top Country Albums

(Compiled from a national sample of sales reports collected, compiled and provided by SoundScan)

1. Soundtrack: ``Coyote Ugly.'' Curb.

2. ``One Voice,'' Billy Gilman. Epic. (Gold)

3. ``Breathe,'' Faith Hill. Warner Bros. (Platinum)

4. ``Fly,'' Dixie Chicks. Monument. (Platinum)

5. ``Burn,'' Jo Dee Messina. Curb.

6. ``I Hope You Dance,'' Lee Ann Womack. MCA Nashville. (Gold)

7. ``People Like Us,'' Aaron Tippin. Lyric Street.

8. ``The Whole Shebang,'' SheDaisy. Lyric Street. (Platinum)

9. ``Come On Over,'' Shania Twain. Mercury. (Platinum)

10. ``Wide Open Spaces,'' Dixie Chicks. Monument. (Platinum)

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Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles and Tracks

(Compiled from a national sample of sales reports and radio playlists)

1. ``Incomplete,'' Sisqo. Dragon/Def Soul.

2. ``No More,'' Ruff Endz. Epic.

3. ``Doesn't Really Matter,'' Janet. Def Soul.

4. ``Let's Get Married,'' Jagged Edge. So So Def.

5. ``Bounce With Me,'' Lil Bow Wow (feat. Xscape). So So Def.

6. ``Just Be A Man About It,'' Toni Braxton. LaFace.

7. ``Wifey,'' Next. Arista.

8. ``Separated,'' Avant. Magic Johnson.

9. ``Jumpin' Jumpin','' Destiny's Child. Columbia.

10. ``Where I Wanna Be,'' Donell Jones. Untouchables/LaFace.

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Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

(Compiled from a national sample of sales reports collected, compiled and provided by SoundScan)

1. ``Country Grammar,'' Nelly. Fo' Reel. (Platinum)

2. ``The Marshall Mathers LP,'' Eminem. Web/Aftermath. (Platinum)

3. ``Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump,'' De La Soul. Tommy Boy.

4. Soundtrack: ``Nutty Professor II: The Klumps.'' Def Jam/Def Soul.

5. ``Big Picture,'' Big L. Rawkus.

6. ``The Heat,'' Toni Braxton. LaFace. (Platinum)

7. ``Ryde Or Die Vol. II,'' Various Artists. Ruff Ryders.

8. ``Mountain High...Valley Low,'' Yolanda Adams. Elektra. (Gold)

9. ``Mirror Mirror,'' Kelly Price. Def Soul.

10. ``When The Smoke Clears Sixty 6, Sixty 1,'' Three 6 Mafia. Hypnotize Minds. (Gold)

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Hot Rap Singles

(Compiled from a national sample of sales reports collected, compiled, and Provided by SoundScan)

1. ``Bounce With Me,'' Lil Bow Wow (feat. Xscape). So So Def.

2. ``Callin' Me,'' Lil' Zane (feat. 112). Worldwide.

3. ``Yeah That's Us,'' Major Figgas. Ruffnation.

4. ``I Like Dem Girlz,'' Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz. BME.

5. ``Cherchez LaGhost,'' Ghostface Killah. Wu-Tang/Razor Sharp.

6. ``Flowers For The Dead,'' Cuban Link. Terror Squad/Atlantic.

7. ''2...,'' Too Short. Short.

8. ``Flamboyant,'' Big L. Rawkus.

9. ``Shake Ya A,'' Mystikal. Jive.

10. ``Un-Huh,'' Devyne Stephens ``The Entertainer.'' EastWest.

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Hot Dance Music — Club Play

(Compiled from a national sample of dance club playlists)

1. ``Desire,'' Ultra Nate. Strictly Rhythm.

2. ``Spanish Guitar,'' Toni Braxton. LaFace.

3. ``Movin' Up,'' DJ Mike Cruz Presents Inaya Day & Chino Ro. Nervous.

4. ``Life Goes On,'' Georgie Porgie. Vinyl Soul.

5. ``Stronger,'' Kristine W. RCA.

6. ``How's Your Evening So Far?'' Wink (feat. Lil' Louis). Ovum.

7. ``This Is Your Life,'' Mount Rushmore Presents Celeste. Ministry Of Sound.

8. ``Check It Out,'' Karmadelics (feat. Sandy B.). Jellybean.

9. ``I Feel Love,'' CRW. Jellybean.

10. ``I Never Knew,'' Deborah Cox. Arista.

Hot Latin Tracks

(Compiled from national Latin radio airplay reports)

1. ``A Puro Dolor,'' Son By Four. Sony Discos.

2. ``Jurame,'' Gisselle. Ariola.

3. ``Imaginame Sin Ti (Imagine Me Without You),'' Luis Fonsi. Universal Latino.

4. ``Si Te Vas,'' Alejandro Fernandez. Sony Discos.

5. ``Secreto De Amor,'' Joan Sebastian. Musart.

6. ``Muy Dentro De Mi (You Sang To Me),'' Marc Anthony. Columbia.

7. ``Por Siempre Tu (I Turn To You),'' Christina Aguilera. RCA.

8. ``Gozar La Vida,'' Julio Iglesias. Columbia.

9. ``Como Me Duele Perderte,'' Gloria Estefan. Epic.

10. ``Yo Se Que Te Acordaras,'' Banda El Recodo. Fonovisa.

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The Billboard Latin 50: Top 10 Albums

(Compiled from a national sample of sales reports collected, compiled and provided by SoundScan)

1. ``Son By Four,'' Son By Four. Sony Discos.

2. ``En Que Trabaja El Muchacho,'' Los Huracanes del Norte. Fonovisa.

3. ``Alma Caribena — Carribean Soul,'' Gloria Estefan. Epic. (Gold)

4. ``Noche De Cuatro Lunas,'' Julio Iglesias. Columbia.

5. ``Por Encima De Todo,'' Limite. Universal Latino.

6. ``Desde Un Principio-From The Beginning,'' Marc Anthony. Sony Discos.

7. ``Caricias,'' Rocio Durcal. Ariola.

8. ``Buena Vista Social Club Presents Omara Portuondo. World Circuit/Nonesuch.

9. ``Arrasando,'' Thalia. EMI Latin.

10. ``Entre Tus Brazos,'' Alejandro Fernandez. Sony Discos.

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