'Hope for Haiti' Compilation Is the First Digital Album to Rule Hot 200

Like what was previously predicted, all-star "Hope for Haiti" album indeed enters at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 200 this week. It has been downloaded over 171,000 copies, becoming the first digital effort to reign the U.S. albums chart since its nearly 54-year history.

"Hope for Haiti" album features songs from the likes of Beyonce Knowles, Rihanna, Madonna, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake and Jay-z among others. Outed in online stores on January 27, it becomes the biggest one-day album pre-order in iTunes history.

The compilation is released as part of "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief" telethon. The benefit effort has raised funds over $60 million with its proceeds to be split to support Oxfam America, Partners in Health, the Red Cross, Unicef, United Nations World Food Programme, Yele Haiti Foundation and Clinton Bush Haiti Foundation.

In addition to the "Hope for Haiti" album, other newcomers on the chart are
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