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Santana tops for 3rd week

Album expected to be at the end of Carey's 'Rainbow'

Santana’s “Supernatural” logged its third consecutive week at No. 1 on the U.S. pop album charts and reached a record one-week haul of just under 200,000 copies sold, the group’s Arista Records label said Wednesday.

The veteran fended off some major new releases but is expected to fall prey next week to Mariah Carey’s “Rainbow,” which went on sale Tuesday. The latest top 10 chart includes debuts from Master P, Stone Temple Pilots, LeAnn Rimes and Alan Jackson.

Master P’s “Only God Could Judge Me” opened at No. 2, with sales of close to 150,000 units, the rap mogul’s No Limit Records label said. His previous release, “MP Da La Last Don,” sold 495,000 copies in its first full week at No. 1 in June 1998.

Stone Temple Pilots’ “No. 4,” opened at No. 6 with 120,400 units sold.

Rimes’ self-titled album opened at No. 8 with sales of 115,300 copies. Her last release, “You Light Up My Life,” debuted at No. 1 with 186,000 units sold in September 1997.

Jackson’s “Under the Influence” clinched the No. 9 spot with close to 115,000 units sold.Also debuting this week was Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s “Looking Forward” at No. 26.

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