Bootylicious - Destiny Child Debuted at #1

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sq_number.jpgThe now defunct Beyonce Knowles-powered "Bootylicious" bunch is going out on top--the trio's greatest-hits collection debuted at number one on the album chart, selling 114,000 copies for the week ended Sunday, according to Nielsen SoundScan numbers.

The Destiny's Child troika of Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams announced in June that they would call it quits following their Destiny Fulfilled...and Lovin' It Tour, which wrapped in September.

The R&B babes have sold more than 40 million albums worldwide, and #1's collects all the big FM faves ("Survivor," "Soldier," "Say My Name" and "Independent Women, Part I") along with three new tracks, including the radio single, "Stand Up for Love (2005 World Children's Day Anthem)."

And while 'N Sync hasn't officially called it quits, the boy band's new career-comprising Greatest Hits showed that its fans have gone bye bye bye. The best-of set only managed to open at 47 on sales of just 18,000--a far cry from the all-time record 2.4 million copies No Strings Attached moved in its first week back in 2000, a mark that's not likely to be broken for many, many years.

As Destiny took over the top spot, last week's chart champ Ashlee Simpson tumbled down to six, with I Am Me selling 73,000 copies in its second week.

Source: E Online