Notorious B.I.G. Album Makes Double Impact on Billboard Charts

Ten

years after his still-unsolved murder, the Notorious B.I.G. continues to make

an impact on the music charts.The

wordsmith’s latest posthumous release, Greatest Hits, debuted at number

one on the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts this week

with sales of nearly 100,000 units."No

one expected Biggie to enter at number one on the Billboard charts this

week, not even myself," said Bad Boy CEO Sean "Diddy" Combs. "This

is a true testament to the historic impact he has had on the lives of music lovers.

Numbers don’t lie – Biggie is the greatest and he still has the greatest fans."The

ranking represents the third number one album for B.I.G., who was killed March

9, 1997. "Everything

my son was a part of has been golden," said B.I.G.’s mother Voletta Wallace.

"For his presence to be felt ten years after his murder, as if he was still

here today, is very touching and overwhelming. The fans have really shown their

love for my son throughout the years, and I appreciate each and every one of them

for their continued support, love, and respect of his art, music, and life! Blessings!!!"Greatest

Hits celebrates the life of B.I.G. with a career spanning collection of his

best known songs, including "Juicy," "One More Chance," "Big

Poppa," "Notorious Thugs," "Ten Crack Commandments,"

"Dead Wrong" and "Hypnotize." In

addition, the album features two unreleased tracks, "Running Your Mouth"

and "Want That Old Thing Back."Greatest

Hits is the follow-up to RIAA platinum-certified Duets: The Final Chapter,

which debuted at number three on the Billboard 200. The

new album is the third consecutive Bad Boy release to enter the charts at number

one, following Danity Kane’s self-titled debut and Comb’s Press Play.

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