Shock rocker Marilyn Manson has scored a victory over hip-hop - his new album has knocked 50 CENT off the top of the American album chart.

THE GOLDEN AGE OF GROTESQUE sold around 118,000 copies in the week ended 18 May (03) - to secure the top spot.

Rapper 50 Cent came in at number two with his major label debut, GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN' which sold 107,000 copies - taking its cumulative sales to 4.7 million.

22/05/2003 13:59