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"Being able to take the opening of ‘The Wedding Planner’ and couple it with the huge TV and press blitz for the album really demonstrated how well-oiled the
Epic marketing machine is."
——Vince Szydlowski, Virgin Megastore
"J.LO" JIGGLES TO THE TOP
Jennifer Lopez Has #1 Album, #1 Movie
And #1 Most-Wanted Boyfriend
Her romantic life is as public as Madonna's, her body is as ogled as Britney's— so why shouldn't she assume her rightful place among pop's reigning queens?

Oh yeah, there's also her music. Whatever the reason, Jennifer Lopez has the #1 album in the country this week, with sales just a hair south of 300k. Of course, being Jennifer Lopez, she also has the #1 film in the country this week—but that's the beauty of this whole J.Lo thing.

"Being able to take the opening of ‘The Wedding Planner' and couple it with the huge TV and press blitz for the album really demonstrated how well-oiled the Epic marketing machine is," said Virgin Megastore's Vince Szydlowski, who is considering changing his name to Bill Szydlowski so that people can pronounce it with less difficulty. "Since the setup was so impressive, her #1 debut with us really came as no surprise."

And while J.Lo was not as mystifying to Szydlowski as walking and chewing gum simultaneously, monster debut weeks by J Records' O-Town (#5) and Bad Boy/Arista's Dream (#6) had some retailers looking way back to the days when the Beatles were dominating the album chart. By the way, that boy band dropped to a still-mindboggling #4 this week.

The Top Five was rounded out by MCA's Shaggy, last week's #1, slipping a notch to #2, but actually selling more than last week, and Hollywood's "Save The Last Dance" soundtrack, which held the #3 slot while also increasing in sales.

Next week's big releases include…oh, wait a minute, there are no big releases next week. OK, then the week after we have…nope not that week, either. That's OK, because in three weeks there's…actually, there are no big releases scheduled for then, either.

"Welcome to the first quarter," said Szydlzzzyyyksski, who suddenly became worried that he wouldn't have enough money to buy a vowel.

REVENUE CHART:
DOUBLE DIVAS
The song we needed (6/4a)
IMPACTING NOW: THE PROMOTION COALITION
The buddy system in action (6/4a)
IN “BLACK LIKE ME,”
MICKEY GUYTON
NUDGES AMERICA’S CONSCIENCE
Making it real in Music City (6/4a)
A CHROMATIC TOP 20
Bringing joy to a world that desperately needs it (6/4a)
BROWN PUSHES FOR A "BEAUTIFUL" WORLD
Kane is able. (6/4a)
TUESDAY
THE SHOW MUST BE PAUSED
TIME TO REFLECT
TIME TO ACT
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