The boxed set of Garth Brooks’ six-album repertoire, “The Limited Series,” topped the nation’s album sales chart for the second consecutive week, though its 190,000-unit tally was almost half of its first week numbers, according to sales data released Wednesday.
The Mother’s Day sales glow diminished among the top titles for the period ended May 17, as Brooks’ 66-track Capitol Nashville set joined six other top-10 discs whose sales totals were off from the previous week’s chart.
The “City of Angels” soundtrack checked in at No. 2 on sales of 168,000 copies. The Warner-Sunset/Reprise disc rose a chart berth and saw a 1,000-copy decline from the previous listing.
The disc took the No. 2 spot from the Dave Matthews Band.
At No. 3 was “Sittin’ on Top of the World,” the latest Curb Records offering from LeAnn Rimes, which went home with 156,000 fans, while the Dave Matthews Band saw its latest RCA Records disc “Before These Crowded Streets” drop two notches to No. 4 on sales action of 135,000 copies.
The soundtrack to “Titanic,” which has become a five-month chart resident, rose one notch to No. 5 on sales of 130,000 copies.
The latest from teen trio Hanson, “Three Car Garage” – which sports early versions of the band’s hits, including “MMMBop” – debuted at No. 6 with a sales tally of 116,400 copies. It was the lone debut to crack the top 10, compared with the previous chart, which boasted four new albums in the list.
The heavily promoted soundtrack to “Ally McBeal” held steady at No. 7, with 116,000 copies going home with devotees of the Fox TV series.
The 550 Music/Epic Records disc, which is also advertised on spots during the show and has growing radio action with the first single “Searchin’ My Soul,” features Vonda Shepard, the piano playing nightclub singer whose musical numbers frame the show’s storyline.
Closing out the top 10 was Backstreet Boys’ eponymous Jive Records disc at No. 8 on 103,000 in sales, and George Strait’s “One Step at a Time” rising four slots to No. 9 on sales action of 101,000 copies.
At No. 10 was Dion’s 550/Epic disc “Let’s Talk About Love,” which fell one notch on 98,000 units but is expected to gain sales steam as the disc’s latest single, “To Love You More,” nabs wider radio acceptance .
Other notable bows include a pair of anticipated discs from veteran Virgin Records acts.
The latest groove-intensive offering from Lenny Kravitz, “5,” landed at No. 36 on sales of 33,000 copies, while Bristol, England, natives Massive Attack, the architects of the trip-hop genre, checked in at No. 60 with a 20,000-unit tally for its third album, “Mezzanine.”