“Hope For Haiti Now” Benefit Album Tops Billboard 200

Hope For Haiti Now, the compilation album featuring performances from last week’s televised multi-network benefit concert, shot straight to the top of the Billboard 200 this week, selling 171,000 copies in the United States.

According to Nielsen Soundscan, Hope for Haiti Now was purchased for download more than 171,000 times in the United States through Sunday. The also sold 300,000 individual audio performances as well as 15,000 downloads of the full two-hour video telecast, and has hit No. 1 on iTunes in 18 countries.

Proceeds from the sale of the digital album will benefit Haitian earthquake relief and recovery funds managed by Hope for Haiti Now charities.