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Big news today as The Notorious B.I.G.'s "Greatest Hits" has debuted at #1!

Last week marked the 10th anniversary of Notorious B.I.G.'s death and Bad Boy Records' release of Greatest Hits, a collection of 17 tracks from the rapper. This week, the LP sits atop Billboard's top 200 sales chart, earning the late, great Biggie a third #1 debut ó though it generated far fewer scans than most of his previous efforts. ...

Greatest Hits, however, just cleared 99,000 scans, meaning that for a third-straight week, not a single album on Billboard's top 200 hit the 100,000-sold mark, according to the latest SoundScan totals.

Regardless of the sales numbers - #1 is #1. Congrats to everyone involved in the project. I'm pleasantly surprised.

This gives Bad Boy it's 3rd #1 album in less than a year ("Greatest Hits", "Press Play" and "Danity Kane"). This is history. Bad Boy has only been able to do this one other time and that was back in 1997 with "Life After Death", "No Way Out" and "Harlem World". Bad Boy has never, in its history, released 4 #1 albums within 1 year of each other. If they can do so by August 21 of this year, it'll be a first. It won't be easy, of course. Releasing a #1 album is hard. The first chance at it will be with "Ridin High" but that is pretty unlikely. Not that it's not a great album, but how many #1 albums have 8 Ball & MJG had?

It's just the 4th time that Bad Boy has had back to back #1 albums, following "We Invented the Remix" and "Bad Boys II: The Soundtrack"; "No Way Out" and "Harlem World" and "Life After Death" and "No Way Out". If "Ridin High" happens to debut at #1 (again, very unlikely), it will be the 2nd time that Bad Boy has released back to back to back #1 albums, after "Life After Death", "No Way Out" and "Harlem World".