The "Hope for Haiti Now"album debuts at No. 1 on the U.S. album chart this week, selling 171,000 copies in just two days of release.
Following the telethon Friday night, the 20-track live album was only available as a digital download for the tracking week, which ended Sunday night. (Physical copies of the album aren't yet produced or distributed.)
"Hope for Haiti Now" is the first album available solely as a digital download to debut at No. 1 in Billboard's 54-year history.
Helping to make history this week is Madonna's stirring rendition of choir-backed track 13 "Like A Prayer", underscoring Madonna's continuing commitment to social justice and economic empowerment.
Bonus: Madonna is connected to this week's U.S. No. 2 album as well - Susan Boyle covers the Madonna classic You'll See on her popular "Dreamed a Dream" debut album.
Thanks to M-Tribe contributor Rob from Berkeley, California USA.