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MUSIC NOTES: Nelly's Number One

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Mar 19, 2001 | 11:50am EST

This ain't no ordinary rap album. Unlike most, which start off strong and fade fast from the music charts, rapper Nelly's debut CD has rocketed to the No. 1 spot this week. But get this, "Country Grammer" has been in the Top 5 since it was released seven weeks ago.

Britney Spears' "Oops! ... I Did It Again" kept its lock on the No. 2 spot for the last four weeks, while the hits compilation "Now That's What I Call Music -- Vol. 4" stayed at No. 3.

Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP" and 'N Sync's "No Strings Attached," rounded out the Top Five.

CAT'S BACK: Cat Stevens is preparing for a comeback. Sort of.

After disappearing 20 years ago to devote his life to Islam, Stevens, 52, will oversee the re-releases of his earlier albums. His 1971 tune, "The Wind," will also be featured in director Cameron Crowe's new film, "Almost Popular." But don't expect to see Stevens back on stage or recording new music.

ROLLINS ROLLS: A heavily tattooed, ex-singer for a once-famous punk band hosting a television show? Henry Rollins will host the Fox anthology thriller "Night Visions" starting Oct. 6. The Rod Serling-esque gig will be Rollins' first stint on network TV.

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