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Twilight’s New Moon Soundtrack Hits Number One

Posted on October 29, 2009 by

New MoonHad enough of vampires? Too bad. If you’re not a fan of Twilight, you’re a clear minority these days.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon soundtrack has been propelled to the Number One spot on the Billboard Top 200 after one week on the shelves and digital services, reports rollingstone.com.

The album sold an additional 153,000 copies this week – a 33 per cent increase over its debut week on sale. Tim McGraw’s Southern Voice debuted at Number Two and Michael Buble’s Crazy Love dropped to Number Three after a two-week reign at Number One.

According to current estimations, however, New Moon‘s time at the top of the charts will be short-lived. Another, and perhaps even more hyped, soundtrack is expected to take New Moon‘s place: Michael Jackson’s This Is It.

The soundtrack that coincides with the documentary film of the same name is estimated to sell 300,000 to 350,000 copies, giving the late King of Pop his sixth Number One album on the Top 200, and his first since Invincible from 2001. While Jackson’s 2003 greatest hits album Number Ones is the year’s bestselling album with 2.2 million copies sold, it was not eligible for the Top 200 when it was taking the top spot in sales following Jackson’s death on June 25.

Three other albums managed to affect the Billboard Top 20: Joss Stone’s Colour Me Free went in at Number 10 with 27,000 copies, Rammstein’s Liebe Ist Für Alle Da came in at Number 13, and Flight of the Conchords’ I Told You I Was Freaky at Number 19.

Last week’s Top 10 only suffered minimal sale decreases. The Flaming Lips felt the biggest slump as their new album Embryonic dropped from Number Eight to Number 51. Mario’s D.N.A. felt it too, falling from Number Nine to Number 40. However, Taylor Swift saw a sale increase, as did Owl City. “Fireflies,” Owl City’s Number One single off of Ocean Eyes, allowed the album to jump from Number 20 to Number Eight on a sales increase of 31 per cent.

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