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Twilight Soundtrack Debuts at #1 on Billboard 200 November 13, 2008 5:43 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Billboard 200, Music, News, Soundtracks, Twilight.
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twilight-1-small-72308The soundtrack to Twilight debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 this week, becoming the third No. 1 film soundtrack this year after Juno and Mamma Mia! According to Nielsen SoundScan, the soundtrack moved 165,000 copies in the US.  29% (48,000) of its sales were digital downloads which is the second-biggest digital week for a soundtrack since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking album download sales in 2004 (High School Musical bowed with 62,000 downloads in August 2007).

Last week’s No. 1, AC/DC’s “Black Ice” from Columbia dropped 41% to No. 2 with 160,000 copies and the soundtrack to Disney’s High School Musical 3 stayed in third place for a second straight week with a 32% drop to 110,000 copies sold.

Twilight hits theaters next week, November 21st.

Source: Nielsen SoundScan (via THR)

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