Hope for Haiti Now Charity Album Debuts at No. 1
Madonna, Hope for Haiti Now
The Hope for Haiti Now benefit album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard albums chart, with 171,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
SoundScan noted that sales for the album, compiled by MTV Networks from performances at Friday's telethon, were particularly impressive since it was available barely two days — between late Friday and Sunday, when the weekly tracking ends.
Check out photos from the Hope for Haiti Now telethon
Hope for Haiti Now features 20 performances, including by Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen and Madonna.
More than $66 million has been raised from the telethon — which more than 80 million people watched — according to The Associated Press.
"Tik Tok" singer Ke$ha's Animal debuted at No. 2 with 152,000 albums sold. Vampire Weekend's Contra came in at No. 3 and Spoon's Transference at No. 4. 2010 Grammy Nominees compilation album bowed at No. 5.