Elvis is King of the album chart. Presley's ''Elvis 30 No. 1 Hits'' collection debuts at No. 1 in the U.S. and 17 other countries
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Twenty-five years after his death, Elvis Presley has done something he was never able to do in life: release a record that debuted atop the Billboard album chart. Thanks in part to a $10 million promotional push modeled after the successful campaign for the Beatles’ collection ”1” a couple years ago, RCA managed to put ”Elvis 30 No. 1 Hits” on top in America and 17 other countries. In the U.S., it sold 500,325 copies, according to SoundScan.

The rest of the top five remained much as it was last week. Dixie Chicks’ ”Home” came in second and sold another 133,580 discs. Avril Lavigne’s ”Let Go” was third, shifting 124,300 units. Disturbed’s ”Believe,” which debuted at No. 1 last week, fell to fourth place and sold 117,800 copies. Nelly’s ”Nellyville” sold 114,300 CDs to come in at No. 5.

Aside from Eminem’s ”The Eminem Show” (No. 7), the rest of the top-10 entries were new releases. India.Arie’s ”Voyage to India” debuted at No. 6. Beck’s ”Sea Change” bowed at No. 8. Peter Gabriel’s ”Up,” his first new studio album in 10 years, debuted at No. 9. And Nas’ ”Lost Tapes” entered the chart at No. 10.

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