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George Strait sits atop Billboard 200

  |   Oct. 20, 2004 at 12:19 PM
NEW YORK, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Veteran country singer George Strait's "50 Number Ones" held its No. 1 position on the Billboard 200 U.S. albums chart for a second consecutive week.

The collection of hits sold 190,000 copies to earn the top spot on both the Billboard 200 and top country albums charts, Billboard reported Wednesday.

Usher's "Confessions" sold 176,000 copies to take the No. 2 position for another week and Nelly's "Suit" increased two spots to No. 3.

Celine Dion had the Top 200 best debut at No. 4 with "Miracles," a collection of lullabies accompanied by a book by photographer Anne Geddes.

Mos Def ranked No. 5 with "The New Danger," the rapper/actor's first solo album in five years.

Hilary Duff's self-titled record held at No. 6 for a second week, Green Day's "American Idiot," ranked No. 7 and Good Charlotte's "The Chronicles of Life and Death" fell was at No. 8.

Tim McGraw's "Live Like You Were Dying" stayed at No. 9 for a second consecutive week and Sum 41's "Chuck" took the Top 10's last slot.

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