The Numbers Game: Hope for Haiti Now Is #1

The Hope For Haiti Now compilation tops the album charts this week and become the first digital-only album in history to do so. The numbers for the album, featuring performances culled from last Friday’s (Jan. 22) massive “Hope For Haiti Now” telethon, are good but when you add the fact the album only was available for sale over the weekend, 170,000 is really impressive.

Sidenote: It seems some people are saying that 50 Cent’s Before I Self Destruct went Gold this week. Naw, maybe global, but in the U.S. it’s still sitting at 372,000.

Here’s the numbers…

#1 Various Artist/Hope For Haiti Now (Last Week: NA) – 171,000; Total: NA [Debut]
#7 Alicia Keys/The Element Of Freedom (Last Week: #5) – 39,900; Total: 928,400 (Gold) [6 Weeks]
#9 The Black Eyed Peas/The E.N.D. (Last Week: #10) – 34,600; Total: 1,889,700 (Platinum) [33 Weeks]
#14 Mary J. Blige/Stronger With Each Tear (Last Week: #7) – 28,600; Total: 504,100 (Gold) [5 Weeks]
#17 Michael Jackson/This Is It [OST] (Last Week: #17) – 23,500; Total: 1,349,200 (Platinum) [13 Weeks]
#19 Rihanna/Rated R (Last Week: #13) – 22,000; Total: 571,700 (Gold) [9 Weeks]
#23 Young Money/We Are Young Money (Last Week: #18) – 18,700; Total: 251,100 [6 weeks]
#30 Eminem/Relapse: Refill (Last Week: #23) – 14,600; Total: 1,791,100 (Platinum) [36 Weeks]
#31 Jay-Z/The Blueprint 3 (Last Week: #26) – 14,600; Total: 1,563,400 (Platinum) [20 Weeks]
#35 Robin Thicke/Sex Therapy (Last Week: #28) – 12,600; Total: 253,800 [6 Weeks]
#37 Trey Songz/Ready (Last Week: #36) – 11,400.; Total: 473,700 [21 Weeks]
#39 Gucci Mane/The State Vs. Radric Davis (Last Week: #37) – 11,100; Total: 225,600 [7 Weeks]
#40 Beyonce/I Am..Sasha Fierce (Last Week: #38) – 11,100; Total: 2,693,700 (2X Platinum) [62 Weeks]
#46 Melanie Fiona/The Bridge (Last Week: #41) – 10,100; Total: 149,800 [12 Weeks]

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