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Rapper Jadakiss tops Billboard 200

June 30, 2004 at 12:01 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, June 30 (UPI) -- Jadakiss knocked the Beastie Boys from the No. 1 spot on Billboard's U.S. Top 200 chart with "Kiss of Death," the rapper's sophomore CD.

"Kiss of Death" sold 246,000 copies in the United States during its first week to secure the top spot on the music chart, Billboard reported Wednesday.

Usher's "Confessions" held steady at No. 2 for the third week by selling 146,000 copies.

Last week's chart-topping Beastie Boys sold 143,000 copies of "To the 5 Boroughs" for the No. 3 spot.

R&B newcomer JoJo debuted at No. 4 with her self-titled CD, Prince's "Musicology," was No. 5 and country's Gretchen Wilson was No. 6 with "Here for the Party."

The soundtrack for "Spider-Man 2," which opened Wednesday, was No. 7, with Wilco's "A Ghost Is Born" opening at No. 8.

Velvet Revolver's "Contraband" and Avril Lavigne's "Under My Skin" held the No. 9 and No. 10 spots, respectively.

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