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Singer Jones tops US album chart
Norah Jones
Jones won eight Grammy awards last year
Singer Norah Jones' second release has become the first album in nearly three years to sell more than one million copies in its first week in the US.

Feels Like Home, the follow-up to her successful debut album Come Away With Me, went to number one in at least 18 countries including the UK.

Jones' new record boosted interest in her debut album, which re-entered the US top 20 at number 18.

Rapper Kanye West took the second spot with his debut, The College Dropout.

Justin Timberlake's band 'NSync was the last group to sell over a million album copies in its first week of release - Celebrity notched up sales of nearly 1.9 million during one week in 2001.

Increase

Grammys success earlier this month boosted sales for the big winners including R&B singer Beyonce Knowles, hip-hop oufit OutKast and soul star Luther Vandross.

Outkast's double-CD set Speakerboxx/The Love Below more than doubled its weekly sales to 275,000 copies after winning awards for album of the year and best rap album.

They jumped two places up the US Billboard chart to number four.

Knowles' Dangerously In Love album sold nearly 100,000 copies, moving from 23rd spot to number 12.

The Destiny's Child star dominated the Grammys on 8 February, picking up five awards from six nominations.

Vandross - too ill to attend the show after suffering a stroke last April - was close behind her, receiving four prizes.

His album, Dance With My Father, jumped 33 places to number 28.




SEE ALSO:
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