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MUSIC NOTES: Limp Bizkit Bows Big

Mar 19, 2001 | 11:50am EST

Limp Bizkit wasn't so limp in record stores this week. The rock band's new disc "Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water" became only the third release by a band to debut on The Billboard Hot 200 albums chart as a million-seller, moving 1.06 million units, SoundScan reports. That's behind 'N Sync's 2.4 million units for "No Strings Attached" and the Backstreet Boys' 1.1 million for "Millennium," but it's the biggest seller ever for a rock band.

Limp, currently on the Anger Management Tour with Papa Roach, Eminem and Xzibit, postponed a show Tuesday because frontman Fred Durst had lost his voice due to swollen vocal cords.

Last week's chart king, Ja Rule's "Rule 3:36," fell to No. 2. Rounding out the Top Five: Nelly's "Country Grammar" at No. 3; "Back for the First Time" by Ludacris, a debut at No. 4; and Creed's "Human Clay."

Over on The Hot 100 singles chart, Christina Aguilera spent a fourth consecutive week at No. 1 with "Come on Over Baby (All I Want Is You)."

BLAME EMINEM! Politicians in the Canadian province of Ontario want rapper Eminem to please stay home, USA Today reports today. Ontario Attorney General Jim Flaherty said Wednesday that government attorneys are looking for ways to stop the controversial rapper, real name Marshall Mathers, from performing at the SkyDome in Toronto this evening.

Some officials believe that Em promotes violence against women, but Flaherty said that it's unlikely that the government can stop the rapper from taking the stage because Canada's hate crime legislation doesn't include violence against women.

The rapper's spokesman, Dennis Dennehy, said the controversy won't stop the rapper. "Eminem's plan is to entertain his fans, and people who don't like it don't have to go," Dennehy said.

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