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'Twilight' soundtrack rises to No. 1

November 12, 2008 | 12:17 pm

Twilight_sndtk The soundtrack for "Twilight," the film based on Stephenie Meyer’s vampire book series, sinks its teeth into the top of the national sales chart, debuting at No. 1 after selling 165,000 copies during its first week of release.

The album, which includes songs by Linkin Park, Perry Farrell, Paramore, Muse and other rock acts, hit retail in advance of the Nov. 21 general release date for the movie. It kept AC/DC’s “Black Ice” from logging a third consecutive week at No. 1, dropping to No. 2 with sales of 160,000 copies.

Hinder’s latest, “Take It to the Limit,” arrives at No. 4, the hard-rock group posting first-week sales of  81,000 copies. Andrea Bocelli takes the No. 8 slot with his new release, “Incanto,” which sold 62,000 copies last week.

Singer-songwriter-guitarist Brad Paisley makes the Top 10 on the overall pop album chart, debuting at No. 9 with sales of  54,000 copies of his largely instrumental album “Play.” That was enough to take the top spot on the country album chart, Paisley's fourth album to reach No. 1 on that list, according to Billboard.

-- Randy Lewis

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