MUSIC NOTES: Jay-Z Rulz the Charts

You think the race between George W. Bush and Al Gore is close? Check out the numbers separating rappers Jay-Z and OutKast. Jay-Z’s “Dynasty: Roc La Familia 2000” outsold OutKast’s “Stankonia” by a slim 32,000 units. Jay-Z barely came out ahead with 558,000 albums sold to OutKast’s 526,000 for the week ending Nov. 5, according to SoundScan. We doubt this race will cause nearly as much controversy.

Coming in third were rock veterans U2 with 428,000 units of their latest project, “All That You Can’t Leave Behind,” sold. Limp Bizkit’s “Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water” and Godsmack’s “Awake” took home the No. 4 and 5 spots, respectively.

DAILY MADONNA NEWS: Madonna‘s got new digs. The Queen of Music has dished out $9.9 million for a home in West London’s trendy hot spot, Notting Hill. The singer and mother of two says she wants to spend more time in England to be closer to her significant other, British filmmaker Guy Ritchie. Renovations still have to be made before Madonna can move into the Gregorian home with her brood.

In other Madonna news, her concert at London’s Brixton Academy on Nov. 28 will be broadcast live on the Internet, MSN, part of Microsoft Corp, said today.

MSN said the concert, to be attended by 3,500 invited guests, could challenge the world record for an Internet audience currently held for the webcast of Paul McCartney at The Cavern in Liverpool, England, last year that drew 3 million viewers.

DAILY BRITNEY SPEARS NEWS: Pop princess Britney Spears is heading back to the typewriter with her mom in tow. The duo is planning to co-write a Mother’s Day parable, reports. The project is suppose to be about mother-and-daughter bonding.

If all goes well, the tome will be in stores by May. This isn’t the first time Spears and her mom have penned a book. The two co-wrote “Britney Spears’ Heart to Heart” last Spring. It was published on paperback and by Three Rivers Press and sold more than 150,000 copies in the past six months.