Kenny G, Ozzy O. Zooming Up Charts : POP LP CHART

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Sax player Kenny G’s brand of soft pop-jazz may turn off most critics but it’s still turning audiences on. His new mostly instrumental package, “Silhouette,” is picking up where his “Duotones"--a 2-million seller--left off. “Silhouette” zoomed to No. 25 on the Billboard magazine pop album chart in just two weeks. Two veterans are proving they’re not too old to rock ‘n’ roll. Heavy metalist Ozzy Osbourne’s “No Rest for the Wicked” made it to No. 19 in just two weeks, the same time it took for “Talk Is Cheap,” by the Stones’ Keith Richards, to roll up to No. 36. Luther Vandross, noted for records that move slowly up the pop chart, has a rocket this time. After only two weeks, his “Any Love” album is No. 28. Phil Collins’ “Groovy Kind of Love” is still the No. 1 pop single.

* The hot new record on the market right now is U2’s “Rattle and Hum,” the sound track from their concert film, which debuted at No. 14. In the next few weeks, these spirited and spiritual Irishmen should be rattling around in the Top Five, banging heads with the metallic likes of Bon Jovi and Guns N’ Roses.

Rank Rank 2 Weeks Title (Label) Last Week Weeks Ago on Chart 1. “New Jersey” 1 1 4 Bon Jovi (Mercury/PolyGram) 2. “Appetite for Destruction” 2 2 62 Guns N’ Roses (Geffen) 3. “Cocktail” 4 4 12 Sound track (Elektra) 4. “Hysteria” 3 3 63 Def Leppard (PolyGram) 5. “Simple Pleasures” Bobby McFerrin (EMI-Manhattan) *"Rattle and Hum” -- -- 1 U2 (sound track) (Island)