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The Honolulu Advertiser

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

Jack Johnson's soundtrack for the film "Curious George" will debut at the No. 1 spot on Billboard magazine's Top 200 albums and rock albums charts this week.

"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