Faith Hill Flies To The Top Of The Us Album Charts
Country beauty FAITH HILL has soared to the top of America's album charts, with her new album FIREFLIES selling 329,000 copies in its opening week.
Hill's most recent studio albums - 2002's CRY and 1999's BREATHE - debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with sales of 472,000 and 242,000 units respectively.
Last week's (ends04AUG05) number one, the 19th volume in the NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC compilation series, falls to second place, followed by MARIAH CAREY's THE EMANCIPATION OF MIMI.
YOUNG JEEZY's LET'S GET IT: THUG MOTIVATION 101 falls from second to fourth place, followed by R+B newcomer TEAIRRA MARI,with ROC-A-FELLA PRESENTS TEAIRRA MARI.
British singer NATASHA BEDINGFIELD opened at a strong 26th place with the US release of her album UNWRITTEN, whose first-week sales of 34,000 were propelled by her hit single THESE WORDS.