BOYS FAIL TO BREAK RECORD
'N Sync, stop your smirking! As hinted here Tuesday, the Backstreet Boys's fourth album, Black & Blue, sold 1.6 million copies during its first week of release far shy of the record 2.4 million units 'N Sync's No Strings Attached moved during its first week out in March. Still, Black & Blue easily took the No. 1 spot on the album chart and fared better than the group's last effort, Millennium, which sold 1.13 million copies in its debut week in 1999. Latin sensation Ricky Martin had a harder time looking on the bright side as his Sound Loaded slipped from No. 4 to No. 10 in its second week of release. Well, he could always go back to General Hospital.