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Pop Album Chart : Grammy Nods Helping Crow’s ‘Club’

With those five Grammy nominations, budding singing star Sheryl Crow is about to make a big splash in the pop mainstream. Her “Tuesday Night Music Club,” which has been on the chart 45 weeks and lately hovering in the 30s, looks to be headed back to the Top 10. It jumped from No. 31 to No. 22. One of the pop album chart’s senior citizens, Melissa Etheridge’s 65-week-old “Yes I Am,” may be on the chart a few more months, thanks to a hit single, “I’m the Only One,” which just cracked the Top 10--at No. 8. Pop singles: Boyz II Men’s “On Bended Knee” is still on top, while Madonna’s “Take a Bow” (No. 5) moves up and Des’ree’s “You Gotta Be” (No. 12) is bubbling under the Top 10.

* Hootie and the Blowfish has had solid, steady sales with its first album, “Cracked Rear View,” spotlighting its hard-to-categorize, kind-of-countryish alternative rock. After a half year on the chart and sales pushing the million mark, the album is really surging, from No. 41 to No. 25. Credit the South Carolina band’s hot single, “Hold My Hand"--No. 16 and Top 10 bound.

Rank Rank 2 Weeks Last Weeks on the Week Ago Chart 1. “The Hits,” Garth Brooks 1 1 4 2. “II,” Boyz II Men 3 4 19 3. “Vitalogy,” Pearl Jam 2 3 7 4. “Hell Freezes,” Eagles 5 5 9 5. “Dookie,” Green Day 4 7 48 6. “Smash,” Offspring 6 9 34 7. “MTV Unplugged in 7 8 10 New York,” Nirvana 8. “Big Ones,” Aerosmith 8 15 10 9. “Crazysexycool,” TLC 12 17 8 10. “Wildflowers,” Tom Petty 9 11 10 * “Cracked Rear View,” 41 53 26 Hootie and the Blowfish


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