“Hope for Haiti Now,” the all-star soundtrack from MTV’s recent telethon for victims of the Haiti earthquake, debuted at the top in the U.K.
The 20-track benefit album, digitally released Jan. 22, thus repeats its instant U.S. chart-topping success. Retailing for £5.99 ($9.55) in the U.K., it features contributions from Stevie Wonder, Sting, Coldplay and Alicia Keys, among many others.
Nielsen SoundScan has said the compilation CD of performances from the charity telethon sold 171,000 units over the debut weekend. More than 80 million people tuned in for the telethon, which organizers said raised $66 million.