Rapper Master P topped the nation’s album sales charts for the second consecutive week with his No Limit/Priority Records album “MP Da Last Don” going home with more than 217,000 consumers.
Though the tally was less than half of the disc’s first-week sales, such a drop is not uncommon for rap releases.
The rapper — whose real name is Percy Miller and who stars in the direct-to-video pic with the same title as the disc — again kept the soundtrack to the “City of Angels” from returning to the chart’s top slot, according to sales data released Wednesday.
The Warner Sunset Records soundtrack logged nearly 170,000 copies for the second week in a row and was one of three soundtracks holding court in the chart’s top-10 for the period ended June 14.
Holding steady at No. 4 was the Epic/Sony Music Soundtrack disc “Godzilla.”
The Capitol Records soundtrack to “Hope Floats” checked in at No. 5 for the second week running on sales of 106,000 copies, and gave Garth Brooks, whose warbling of the Bob Dylan track “To Make You Love Me” leads the disc, a presence on two albums in the top 10.
Brooks’ Capitol Nashville boxed set “The Limited Series” rose three berths to No. 9 on sales action of 102,000 copies.
At No. 3 was “Never Say Never,” the latest from singer-actress Brandy, a healthy bow for the Atlantic Records disc. Her duet with Monica on “The Boy Is Mine” has become one of radio’s top-played tracks and helped spark interest in the new album.
Despite Brandy’s lower recording-industry profile in favor of TV and film work, including Columbia’s “I Still Know What You Did,” the sequel to last October’s “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” fan and retailer enthusiasm for the disc was high.
Other notable entries included John Fogerty’s latest Warner Bros. disc “Premonition” checking in at No. 29.
His first-week tally bested labelmate’s Rod Stewart’s bow by 17,000 copies during the previous week, when “When We Were the New Boys” was released. Stewart’s disc this week dropped 12 slots to No. 56.
Slayer’s first new album in three years, “Diabolus in Musica,” bowed at No. 31 with sales of 46,000 copies for the American Recordings/Columbia Records disc.
Jazz quartet Fourplay, which is comprised of genre stalwarts Nathan East, Bob James, Larry Carlton and Harvey Mason, had an unusually strong pop-chart bow for a jazz disc.
The album, “4,” eclipsed 9,000 in sales and landed at No. 146, outpacing discs from Hanson and Radiohead.
David Lee Roth’s latest solo effort, “DLR,” went home with 7,700 copies and landed at No. 171.