Faith Hill's 'Fireflies' tops Billboard album sales charts
UPI News Service, 08/10/2005
Faith Hill chalked up her third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and Country Albums charts with "Fireflies," Billboard reported Wednesday.
The album sold 329,000 copies in the United States, Nielsen SoundScan reported. Her total album sales to date -- including "Fireflies,""Cry" and "Breathe" -- stand at 16 million, Billboard said.
"Roc-A-Fella Presents Teairra Mari" made its debut at No. 5 and the cover album, "Kidz Bop 8" entered the Billboard 200 chart at No. 6.
The 19th volume in the "NOW That's What I Call Music" series fell a notch to No. 2 after two weeks in the top spot, followed by Mariah Carey's "The Emancipation of Mimi" at No. 3 and Young Jeezy's "Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101" at No. 4.
Coldplay's "X&Y" dropped to No. 7, the Black Eyed Peas' "Monkey Business" was No. 8 and Kelly Clarkson's "Breakaway" and Gorillaz' "Demon Days" rounded out the Top 10 albums.
U.S. album sales rose 1.7 percent over the previous week, but still lagged by about 14 percent compared to the same week last year, Billboard said.
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