Originally created 01/26/99

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Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine. Reprinted with permission. (Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold:

HOT POP SINGLE: .. .Baby One More Time, Britney Spears.

TOP POP ALBUM: ... Baby One More Time, Britney Spears.

HOT R&B SINGLE: Nobody's Supposed To Be Here, Deborah Cox.

TOP R&B ALBUM: Flesh of My Flesh Blood of My Blood, DMX.

HOT COUNTRY SINGLE/TRACK: Stand Beside Me, Jo Dee Messina.

TOP COUNTRY ALBUM: Wide Open Spaces, Dixie Chicks.

TOP VIDEO RENTAL: The Negotiator.

TOP VIDEO SALE: Armageddon.

TOP MUSIC VIDEO: 'N the Mix with 'N Sync, 'N Sync.

Billboard Hot 100: Top 20

1. ... Baby One More Time, Britney Spears. Jive. (Platinum).

2. Have You Ever? Brandy. Atlantic.

3. Nobody's Supposed To Be Here, Deborah Cox. Arista (Platinum).

4. I'm Your Angel, R. Kelly & Celine Dion. Jive (Platinum).

5. Jumper, Third Eye Blind. Elektra.

6. Angel of Mine, Monica. Arista.

7. Save Tonight, Eagle-Eye Cherry. WORK.

8. Hands, Jewel. Atlantic.

9. Slide, Goo Goo Dolls. Warner Bros.

10. Lullaby, Shawn Mullins. SMG.

11. Angel, Sarah McLachlan. Arista (Gold).

12. Doo Wop (That Thing), Lauryn Hill. Ruffhouse (Gold).

13. Lately, Divine. Pendulum (Platinum).

14. Trippin', Total (feat. Missy Elliott). Bad Boy (Gold).

15. When You Believe, Whitney Houston. DreamWorks.

16. Because of You, 98 Degrees. Motown (Platinum).

17. Take Me There, BLACKstreet & Mya (feat. Mase & Blinky Blink). Interscope.

18. Believe, Cher. Warner Bros.

19. Miami, Will Smith. Columbia.

20. From this Moment On, Shania Twain. Mercury (Nashville).

The Billboard 200 Top Albums: Top 20

1. ... Baby One More Time, Britney Spears. Jive.

2. 'N Sync, 'N Sync. RCA (Platinum).

3. Flesh of My Flesh Blood of My Blood, DMX. Ruff Ryder.

4. Americana, The Offspring. Columbia (Platinum).

5. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Lauryn Hill. Ruffhouse (Platinum).

6. Greatest Hits, 2Pac. Amaru.

7. Vol. 2 ... Hard Knock Life, Jay-Z. Roc-A-Fella. (Platinum).

8. Wide Open Spaces, Dixie Chicks. Monument (Platinum).

9. Come on Over, Shania Twain. Mercury (Platinum).

10. Spirit, Jewel. Atlantic (Platinum).

11. Whitey Ford Sings the Blues, Everlast. Tommy Boy (Gold).

12. Backstreet Boys, Backstreet Boys. Jive (Platinum).

13. Now, Various Artists. PolyGram (Platinum).

14. (NU) 1's, Mariah Carey. Columbia (Platinum).

15. Big Willie Style, Will Smith. Columbia (Platinum).

16. R., R. Kelly. Jive (Platinum).

17. Double Live, Garth Brooks. Capitol Nashville (Platinum).

18. Never S-A-Y Never, Brandy. Atlantic (Platinum).

19. 14:59, Sugar Ray. Lava.

20. E.L.E.: Extinction Level Event: The Final World Front, Busta Rhymes. FlipMode (Platinum).