Posted at 12:58 p.m., Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Jack Johnson's soundtrack CD debuts
at No. 1
By Derek Paiva
Advertiser Staff Writer
"Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Film 'Curious George'" credited to Jack Johnson and Friends sold 163,000 copies in its first week of national release, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and will claim the No. 1 slot on both Billboard charts Thursday. The CD was released on February 7.
By hitting the top of the Billboard Top 200 album chart, Johnson not only scores his first-ever No. 1 CD, but the first CD by a Hawai'i musician to both reach and debut at the top of the magazine's lead album chart. Johnson's No. 1 bow on the magazine's newly inaugurated rock albums chart is also a first for a Hawai'i resident.
On the Billboard Top 200, Johnson's CD knocks Barry Manilow's surprise No. 1 "The Greatest Songs of the Fifties" off the top spot to No. 3 this week and bests Mary J. Blige's "The Breakthrough" at No. 2.Jack Johnson's soundtrack CD debuts at No. 1