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November 20, 1998

Weekly charts for the nation’s most popular recorded music as they appear in the Nov. 28, 1998 issue of Billboard magazine. Used with permission. (Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold.):

Hot 100 Singles: Top 20

(Compiled from a national sample of sales reports collected, compiled and provided by SoundScan; radio playlists; and monitored radio by Broadcast Data Systems)

1. ``Lately,″ Divine. Pendulum. (Gold)

2. ``Doo Wop (That Thing),″ Lauryn Hill. Ruffhouse.

3. ``Nobody’s Supposed To Be Here,″ Deborah Cox. Arista. (Gold)

4. ``Because Of You,″ 98 Degrees. Motown. (Gold)

5. ``The First Night,″ Monica. Arista. (Platinum)

6. ``One Week,″ Barenaked Ladies. Reprise.

7. ``This Kiss,″ Faith Hill. Warner Bros. (Gold)

8. ``How Deep Is Your Love,″ Dru Hill (feat. Redman). Island. (Gold)

9. ``I’ll Be,″ Edwin McCain. Lava.

10. ``Crush,″ Jennifer Paige. Edel America.

11. ``The Power Of Good-Bye,″ Madonna. Maverick.

12. ``I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing,″ Aerosmith. Columbia. (Gold)

13. ``Westside,″ TQ. ClockWork. (Gold)

14. ``...Baby One More Time,″ Britney Spears. Jive.

15. ``Love Like This,″ Faith Evans. Bad Boy.

16. ``Touch It,″ Monifah. Uptown.

17. ``Love Me,″ 112 (feat. Mase). Bad Boy.

18. ``Trippin’,″ Total (feat. Missy Elliott). Bad Boy.

19. ``Come And Get With Me,″ Keith Sweat. Elektra. (Gold)

20. ``Too Close,″ Next. Arista. (Platinum)

Copyright 1998, BPI Communications Inc. and SoundScan Inc.

The Billboard 200 Top Albums: Top 20

(Compiled from a national sample of sales reports collected, compiled and provided by SoundScan)

1. ``Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie,″ Alanis Morissette. Maverick.

2. ``R.,″ R. Kelly. Jive.

3. ``These Are Special Times,″ Celine Dion. 550 Music.

4. ``Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life,″ Jay-Z. Roc-A-Fella. (Platinum)

5. ``The Best Of 1980-1990/The B-Sides,″ U2. Island.

6. ``’N Sync,″ ’N Sync. RCA. (Platinum)

7. ``Home For Christmas,″ ’N Sync. RCA.

8. ``Come On Over,″ Shania Twain. Mercury. (Platinum)

9. ``Enter The Dru,″ Dru Hill. University.

10. ``Backstreet Boys,″ Backstreet Boys. Jive. (Platinum)

11. Soundtrack: ``Belly.″ Def Jam.

12. ``The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill,″ Lauryn Hill. Ruffhouse. (Platinum)

13. ``Wide Open Spaces,″ Dixie Chicks. Monument. (Platinum)

14. ``Never S-A-Y Never,″ Brandy. Atlantic. (Platinum)

15. ``Stunt,″ Barenaked Ladies. Reprise. (Platinum)

16. ``Mama Drama,″ Mia X. No Limit.

17. ``Aquemini,″ Outkast. LaFace. (Platinum)

18. ``It’s Dark And Hell Is Hot,″ DMX. Ruff Ryder. (Platinum)

19. ``Dizzy Up The Girl,″ Goo Goo Dolls. Warner Bros.

20. ``Room 112,″ 112. Bad Boy.

Copyright 1998, BPI Communications Inc. and SoundScan Inc.

Hot Adult Contemporary

(Compiled from a national sample of airplay supplied by Broadcast Data Sytems)

1. ``I’ll Never Break Your Heart,″ Backstreet Boys. Jive.

2. ``From This Moment On,″ Shania Twain. Mercury.

3. ``True Colors,″ Phil Collins. Face Value.

4. ``I’m Your Angel,″ R. Kelly & Celine Dion. Jive.

5. ``This Kiss,″ Faith Hill. Warner Bros.

6. ``To Love You More,″ Celine Dion. 550 Music.

7. ``Truly Madly Deeply,″ Savage Garden. Columbia.

8. ``You’re Still The One,″ Shania Twain. Mercury.

9. ``I’ll Be,″ Edwin McCain. Atlantic.

10. ``When You Believe,″ Whitney Houston. DreamWorks.

Mainstream Rock Tracks

(Compiled from a national sample of airplay supplied by Broadcast Data Systems)

1. ``Turn The Page,″ Metallica. Elektra.

2. ``Fly Away,″ Lenny Kravitz. Virgin.

3. ``Kickin’ My Heart Around,″ The Black Crowes. American.

4. ``Psycho Man,″ Black Sabbath. Epic.

5. ``What’s This Life For,″ Creed. Wind-up.

6. ``Slide,″ Goo Goo Dolls. Warner Bros.

7. ``Celebrity Skin,″ Hole. DGC.

8. ``Dragula,″ Rob Zombie. Geffen.

9. ``Pretty Fly (For A White Guy),″ The Offspring. Columbia.

10. ``Psycho Circus,″ Kiss. Mercury.

Modern Rock Tracks

(Compiled from a national sample of airplay supplied by Broadcast Data Systems)

1. ``Fly Away,″ Lenny Kravitz. Virgin.

2. ``Never There,″ Cake. Capricorn.

3. ``Pretty Fly (For A White Guy),″ The Offspring. Columbia.

4. ``Slide,″ Goo Goo Dolls. Warner Bros.

5. ``Celebrity Skin,″ Hole. DGC.

6. ``What It’s Like,″ Everlast. Tommy Boy.

7. ``Got You (Where I Want You),″ The Flys. Delicious.

8. ``Inside Out,″ Eve 6. RCA.

9. ``Father Of Mine,″ Everclear. Capitol.

10. ``Circles,″ Soul Coughing. Slash.

Hot Country Singles and Tracks

(Compiled from a national sample of monitored country radio by Broadcast Data Systems)

1. ``Wide Open Spaces,″ Dixie Chicks. Monument.

2. ``A Little Past Little Rock,″ Lee Ann Womack. Decca.

3. ``It Must Be Love,″ Ty Herndon. Epic.

4. ``Let Me Let Go,″ Faith Hill. Warner Bros.

5. ``We Really Shouldn’t Be Doing This,″ George Strait. MCA Nashville.

6. ``Someone You Used To Know,″ Collin Raye. Epic.

7. ``Husbands And Wives,″ Brooks & Dunn. Arista Nashville.

8. ``You’re Easy On The Eyes,″ Terri Clark. Mercury.

9. ``It’s Your Song,″ Garth Brooks. Capitol.

10. ``Right On The Money,″ Alan Jackson. Arista Nashville.

Top Country Albums

(Compiled from a national sample of sales reports collected, compiled and provided by SoundScan)

1. ``Come On Over,″ Shania Twain. Mercury. (Platinum)

2. ``Wide Open Spaces,″ Dixie Chicks. Monument. (Platinum)

3. Soundtrack: ``Hope Floats.″ Capitol. (Platinum)

4. ``Faith,″ Faith Hill. Warner Bros. (Platinum)

5. ``Greatest Hits Volume One,″ Toby Keith. Mercury.

6. ``For The Record: 41 Number One Hits,″ Alabama. RCA. (Platinum)

7. ``High Mileage,″ Alan Jackson. Arista Nashville. (Platinum)

8. Soundtrack: ``Touched By An Angel: The Album.″ 550 Music.

9. ``Everything’s Gonna Be Alright,″ Deana Carter. Capitol.

10. ``Breath Of Heaven -- A Christmas Collection,″ Vince Gill (w/Patrick Williams and his Orchestra). MCA Nashville.

Copyright 1998, BPI Communications Inc. and SoundScan Inc.

Billboard Magazine Chart Leaders

(Compiled from national retail sales/airplay/rental charts)

HOT POP SINGLE: ``Lately,″ Divine.

TOP POP ALBUM: ``Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie,″ Alanis Morissette.

HOT R&B SINGLE: ``Nobody’s Supposed To Be Here,″ Deborah Cox.

TOP R&B ALBUM: ``R.,″ R. Kelly.

HOT COUNTRY SINGLE/TRACK: ``Wide Open Spaces,″ Dixie Chicks.

TOP COUNTRY ALBUM: ``Come On Over,″ Shania Twain.

TOP VIDEO RENTAL: ``Deep Impact.″

TOP VIDEO SALE: ``Lion King II: Simba’s Pride.″

TOP KIDS VIDEO: ``Lion King II: Simba’s Pride.″

Hot R&B Singles

(Compiled from a national sample of sales reports and radio playlists)

1. ``Nobody’s Supposed To Be Here,″ Deborah Cox. Arista. (Gold)

2. ``Doo Wop (That Thing),″ Lauryn Hill. Ruffhouse.

3. ``Lately,″ Divine. Pendulum. (Gold)

4. ``Love Like This,″ Faith Evans. Bad Boy.

5. ``How Deep Is Your Love,″ Dru Hill (feat. Redman). Island. (Gold)

6. ``Can I Get A...,″ Jay-Z (feat. Jamil of Major Coinz and Ja).″ Def Jam.

7. ``Trippin’,″ Total (feat. Missy Elliott). Bad Boy.

8. ``All The Places (I Will Kiss You),″ Aaron Hall. MCA.

9. ``Love Me,″ 112 (feat. Mase). Bad Boy.

10. ``Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem),″ Jay-Z. Roc-A-Fella.

Copyright 1998, BPI Communications Inc. and SoundScan Inc.

Top R&B Albums

(Compiled from a national sample of sales reports collected, compiled and provided by SoundScan)

1. ``R.,″ R. Kelly. Jive.

2. ``Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life,″ Jay-Z. Roc-A-Fella. (Platinum)

3. Soundtrack: ``Belly,″ Def Jam.

4. ``Mama Drama,″ Mia X. No Limit.

5. ``Enter The Dru,″ Dru Hill. University.

6. ``Room 112,″ 112. Bad Boy.

7. ``Soul Survivor,″ Pete Rock. Loud.

8. ``The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill,″ Lauryn Hill. Ruffhouse. (Platinum)

9. ``Keep The Faith,″ Faith Evans. Bad Boy.

10. ``Aquemini,″ Outkast. LaFace. (Gold)

Copyright 1998, BPI Communications Inc. and SoundScan Inc.

Hot Rap Singles

(Compiled from a national sample of sales reports collected, compiled, and Provided by SoundScan)

1. ``Doo Wop (That Thing),″ Lauryn Hill. Ruffhouse.

2. ``Pushin’ Weight,″ Ice Cube (feat. Short Khop). Lench Mob.

3. ``Ghetto Cowboy,″ Mo Thugs Family. Mo Thugs.

4. ``SuperThug,″ Noreaga. Penalty.

5. ``Whatcha Wanna Do?,″ Mia X (feat. Charlie Wilson). No Limit.

6. ``Don’t Let It Go To Your Head,″ Brand Nubian. Arista.

7. ``Money’s Just A Touch Away,″ Mack 10 (feat. Gerald Levert). Hoo Bangin.

8. ``Better Days,″ WC (feat. Jon B.). Payday.

9. ``Uncut, Pure,″ Big Daddy Kane. The Label.

10. ``The Real One,″ The 2 Live Crew. Lil’ Joe.

Copyright 1998, BPI Communications Inc. and SoundScan Inc.

Hot Dance Music _ Club Play

(Compiled from a national sample of dance club playlists)

1. ``Changes,″ So Pure! (feat. Sheleen Thomas). Cutting.

2. ``The First Night,″ Monica. Arista.

3. ``Cubik:98,″ 808 State. ZTT.

4. ``You Better,″ Mount Rushmore. MCA.

5. ``I Want Your Love,″ Roger Sanchez Presents Twilight. Narcotic.

6. ``Find Another Woman,″ Reina. Groovilicious.

7. ``Love Him,″ Donna Lewis. Atlantic.

8. ``The Future Of The Future (Stay Gold),″ Deep Dish (w/Everything but the Girl). Arista.

9. ``Believe,″ Cher. Warner Bros.

10. ``Strong In Love,″ Chicane (feat. Mason). Edel America.

Hot Latin Tracks

(Compiled from national Latin radio airplay reports)

1. ``Ciega, Sordomuda,″ Shakira. Sony Discos.

2. ``Esperanza,″ Enrique Iglesias. Fonovisa.

3. ``Dejaria Todo,″ Chayanne. Sony Discos.

4. ``Agua Pasada,″ Frankie Negron. WEAcaribe.

5. ``Tu Amor,″ Olga Tanon. WEA Latina.

6. ``El Privilegio De Amar,″ Mijares (w/Lucero). Rodven.

7. ``Me Voy A Quitar De En Medio,″ Vicente Fernandez. Sony Discos.

8. ``Por Mujeres Como Tu,″ Pepe Aguilar. Musart.

9. ``Contra La Corriente,″ Marc Anthony. RMM.

10. ``Directo Al Corazon,″ Pepe Aguilar. Musart.

Copyright 1998, BPI Communications Inc. and SoundScan Inc.

Top Contemporary Jazz Albums

(Compiled from a national sample of sales reports collected, compiled and provided by SoundScan)

1. ``Pleasures Of The Night,″ Will Downing. Verve Fore.

2. ``Kenny G Greatest Hits,″ Kenny G. Arista. (Platinum)

3. ``Morning Tenderness,″ Najee. Verve Fore.

4. ``Perfect Moment,″ Peter White. Columbia.

5. ``From Manhattan to Staten,″ Down To The Bone. Nu Groove.

6. ``Full Stride,″ Rick Braun. Atlantic.

7. ``Standing Together,″ George Benson. GRP.

8. ``4,″ Fourplay. Warner Bros.

9. ``Better Days,″ Everette Harp. Blue Note.

10. ``The Best of Candy Dulfer,″ Candy Dulfer. N2K Encoded Music.

Copyright 1998, BPI Communications Inc. and SoundScan Inc.

Top Classical Albums

(Compiled from a national sample of sales reports collected, compiled and provided by SoundScan)

1. ``Aria-The Opera Album,″ Andrea Bocelli. Philips. (Gold)

2. ``Viaggio Italiano,″ Andrea Bocelli. Philips.

3. ``The 3 Tenors-Paris 1998,″ Carreras-Domingo-Pavarotti. Atlantic. (Gold)

4. ``Renaissance Holiday,″ Various Artists. American Gramaphone.

5. ``A Gala Christmas In Vienna,″ Domingo/Brightman. Sony Classical.

6. ``Live In Italy,″ Cecilia Bartoli. London.

7. ``Hymn For The World 2,″ Bartoli/Bocelli/Terfel. DG.

8. ``The Mozart Effect-Volume I,″ Don Campbell. Children’s.

9. ``Classic Wynton,″ Wynton Marsalis. Sony Classical.

10. ``J.S. Bach: The Six Sonatas and Partitas,″ Paul Galbraith. Delos.

Copyright 1998, BPI Communications Inc. and SoundScan Inc.

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