KELLY'S IN THE GREEN
WITH #1 DEBUT

Jive Soul crooner's "TP-2.com" Set To Move Over Half A Million in First-Week Sales
Retail believes he can fly...and they've got first-day sales to prove it.

R. Kelly's new Jive album, "TP-2.com," which he's been calling the sequel to his multi-Platinum "Twelve Play" album, will end Outkast's reign on top of the HITS album chart after a week. The album will be the top seller at Best Buy, Wherehouse, Musicland, Trans World and most other major chains, fueled by Crossover and Urban radio play for the first single, "I Wish."

Based on retail projections, "TP-2.com" will soar over 500k in sales, surpassing expectations and landing it in the top spot, even before the Florida returns are re-counted.

The other Top Ten debut next week will be blink-182's live MCA album, "Live at the Mark, Tom & Travis Show (The Enema Strikes Back)," which includes one new studio track and is headed for well over 100k in sales.

Other records hitting the HITS Top 50 will include country star Alan Jackson, Spice Girls, Incubus and Fatboy Slim.

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