'Bell' Rings Up Sales

Pink Floyd's "The Division Bell" continues to dominate The Times' Southern California pop album chart, while "Chant," an album of Gregorian chants recorded by Benedictine monks has moved up a notch to No. 2. Nirvana's "In Utero" dropped out of the Top 10, while Toni Braxton moved back in at No. 7, from No. 13. Braxton also moved up one spot on the R&B; album chart to No. 2. Conscious Daughters' single "Somethin' to Ride to (Fonky Expedition)" remains at No. 5 on the singles chart, though it's only ranked at No. 37 nationally.

TOP 10 ALBUMS

Title, Artist (National Rank) Last Week 1 The Division Bell, Pink Floyd (1) 1 2 Chant, Benedictine Monks (5) 3 3 Above the Rim, Soundtrack (4) 2 4 August and. . .After, Counting Crows(6) 4 5 Sign, Ace of Base (2) 6 6 Superunknown, Soundgarden (16) 9 7 Toni Braxton, Toni Braxton (13) 13 8 Cross of Changes, Enigma (14) 10 9 12 Play, R. Kelly (7) 12 10 The Colour of My Love, Celine Dion (10) 11

TOP 10 SINGLES

Title, Artist (National Rank) Last Week 1 Bump 'n' Grind, R. Kelly (1) 1 2 The Most Beautiful Girl. . ., Prince (5) 2 3 Return to Innocence, Enigma (6) 8 4 Mmm Mmm. . ., Crash Test Dummies (3) 3 5 Somethin' to..., Conscious Daughters (37) 5 6 Sign, Ace of Base (2) 6 7 Born to Roll, Masta Ace Incorporated (21) 4 8 Loser, Beck (4) 9 9 I'll Remember, Madonna (10) 12 10 The Power of Love, Celine Dion (12) 7

TOP 10 R&B; ALBUMS

Title, Artist (National Rank) Last Week 1 Above the Rim, Soundtrack (1) 1 2 Toni Braxton, Toni Braxton (5) 3 3 12 Play, R. Kelly (2) 2 4 Music Box, Mariah Carey (3) 4 5 Doggystyle, Snoop Doggy Dogg (6) 5 6 I'm Ready, Tevin Campbell (10) 6 7 Illmatic, Nas (4) ... 8 Rhythm, Country & Blues, Various (7) 8 9 Funky Headhunter, Hammer (11) 7 10 Hand on the Torch, Us3 (16) 10

Source: SoundScan Inc., for week ending April 24

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