'Hope for Haiti' Compilation Is the First Digital Album to Rule Hot 200

'Hope for Haiti' Compilation Is the First Digital Album to Rule Hot 200

This star-studded charity effort also scores another record, becoming the biggest one-day album pre-order in iTunes history.

Like what was previously predicted, all-star "Hope for Haiti" album indeed enters at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 200 this week. It has been downloaded over 171,000 copies, becoming the first digital effort to reign the U.S. albums chart since its nearly 54-year history.

"Hope for Haiti" album features songs from the likes of Beyonce Knowles, Rihanna, Madonna, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z among others. Outed in online stores on January 27, it becomes the biggest one-day album pre-order in iTunes history.

The compilation is released as part of "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief" telethon. The benefit effort has raised funds over $60 million with its proceeds to be split to support Oxfam America, Partners in Health, the Red Cross, UNICEF, United Nations World Food Programme, Yele Haiti Foundation and Clinton Bush Haiti Foundation.

In addition to the "Hope for Haiti" album, other newcomers on the chart are Spoon's "Transference" which debuts at No. 4 and "2010 Grammy Nominees" compilation which bows at No. 5. The other spots still belong to the likes of Lady GaGa, Taylor Swift, Susan Boyle, Black Eyed Peas and Alicia Keys.

As for next week, Billboard Hot 200 is estimated to see new champ. Led by Grammy-nominated single "I Run to You", Lady Antebellum's sophomore set "Need You Now" is predicted to sell around 325,000 copies by the week's end on January 31.

Top 10 of Billboard Hot 200:

  1. "Hope for Haiti" album - various artists
  2. "I Dreamed a Dream" - Susan Boyle
  3. "The Fame" - Lady GaGa
  4. "Transference" - Spoon
  5. "2010 Grammy Nominees" album - various artists
  6. "Contra" - Vampire Weekend
  7. "The Element of Freedom" - Alicia Keys
  8. "Animal" - Ke$ha
  9. "The E.N.D." - Black Eyed Peas
  10. "Fearless" - Taylor Swift

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    Denise Hoglund
    Jan 28, 2010

    Faith, hope and love never disappears neither our faces filled with tears helping hunting day night until we find the missing entombed victims impoverished volunteers relax, rest with no regrets they do their best. What is Lumahai where is Bali Hai it is designer black volcanic molten hardened rock thick sharp. 7.0 Earthquake hits Haiti busts it apart we are shocked we are miles apart. Volunteers gather many supplies forming convoys everyone helping day and night keeps survivors alive. Family, friends are gathered near faith hope and love never disappears neither our faces full of tears. Volunteers need to rest, relax with no regrets they are doing their best. The medical transportation department filled all their compartments medical relief staffed all their departments organized they fly in jets forming convoys all this goes on night and day as we surf the net, information makes everything clear our faith hope and love never disappears neither our faces filled with tears. Victims are now in a place where war, hunger and disease will cease being cherished by their loved ones forever in continuum and perpetual peace. Faith, hope and love never disappears neither our faces filled with tears is dedicated to all who perished and survived a 7.0 Earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12, 2010 my purpose in writing this poem was to show respect and thank our presidential administrations military medical emergency relief rescue workers volunteers and their families. Express appreciation for all the detailed involved processes that support an organized emergency relief effort like Hope for Haiti Now 1-22-10 telethon. Today 1-27-10 Hope for Haiti Now became the first debuting No.1 digital only album in the 54 year history of Billboard 200, selling 171,000 copies thank you Hope for Haiti Now supporters and organizers.

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