Reba Scores First Number One Album, Manilow Takes Sales Hit

Reba McEntire will score another first in her career this week as her Duets album becomes her first number one album on the pop charts. The album sold 301,000 copies in its first week and knocked last week's big three debuts (Kanye West, 50 Cent, Kenny Chesney) down a spot or two.

The sales also provide McEntire with the biggest weekly count of her career.

Duets features guest appearances by Kelly Clarkson, LeAnn Rimes, Ronnie Dunn, Rascal Flatts, Trisha Yearwood, Carole King, Kenny Chesney, Vince Gill, Justin Timberlake, Faith Hill and Don Henley. McEntire and Clarkson's duet on Because of You recently peaked at number two on the country singles chart.

Meanwhile, if the reaction to the article on Barry Manilow's refusal to go on The View are any indication, sales of his new album took a hit from the bad publicity.

The Greatest Songs of the 70's debuted at number four with sales of 113,149 copies. That's a drop from his 60's album which debuted at number two last year with 202,000 copies and his 50's album which started at number one with sales of 156,000.

Other debuts this week include Gloria Estefan's 90 Millas which debuts at number 25 and Mark Knopfler's Kill to Get Crimson which starts at number 26.

The full charts will be out later in the week.

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