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The 25 Biggest First-Week Album Sales in Music History

Limp Bizkit, Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water: 1,055,000

Release Date: 10/17/2000

Following up the wildly successful Significant Other was a tough task, but Limp Bizkit succeeded with flying colors. Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water sold over a million copies in one week, at that point the fastest-selling rock record of all time. Some speculate that the band managed this task thanks to a fan base that wasn't just male. According to MTV's then-director of music programming, Amy Doyle, the hook-y songwriting helped draw a notable female audience. WXRK's music director described the group's appeal another way: ''For some unknown weird reason, Fred has become a sex symbol.''

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