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Supernatural success

Santana sits atop the charts; Industry sales lag

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Album sales in January are slow year-in-year-out, and this year is no different.

Because most people purchased CD's during the holiday season, very few new albums have been released.


Young superstar Christina Aguilera re-enters the top five on the charts this week with her self-titled debut, which has sold over five million copies.

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Latin rocker Santana has dominated the recent charts. This week you'll find him in his usual spot at No. 1, selling 174,000 copies.

Behind Santana is the currently-on-hiatus Celine Dion with her highly acclaimed, All the Way -- A Decade of Song on the strength of 140,000 copies sold.

... And Then There Was X, DMX's latest, compiled 137,000 units sold to find the No. 3 spot, while the various artists compilation titled, Now That's What I Call Music, Vol. 3 earned the No. 4 spot with 116,000 sold.

Christina Aguilera's self-titled debut moved into the No. 5 spot with 115,000 copies and Jay-Z's Vol. 3 ... Life and Times of S. Carter pushed 114,000 copies to find the No. 6 spot.

Dr. Dre's Chronic 2001, Eiffel 65's Europop, Backstreet Boys' Millenium and Kid Rock's Devil Without A Cause finish the top 10.

Follow-up albums from big-name acts such as Oasis, Eminem and Limp Bizkit will soon be hitting stores, which the industry hopes will boost sales, and several new acts that have a lot of potential star power will find their way onto our radios as well in the coming months.

Meanwhile, Santana looks to be the clear-cut favorite to take home the award for Album of the Year at this year's Grammy's. Supernatural has just surpassed the 5 million mark and it doesn't look like it will slow down any time soon.

Santana's competition for the highly-coveted award is the Backstreet Boys' Millenium, TLC's Fanmail, the Dixie Chick's Fly and Diana Krall's When I Look In Your Eyes .
 

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