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McCartney album hits US success
Sir Paul McCartney
In 1997 Sir Paul's album Flaming Pie sold 121,000 copies
Sir Paul McCartney's new album, Memory Almost Full, has sold more copies in the US in its first week than any of his other studio albums.

The record has reached number three in the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, having sold 161,000 copies in its first week.

Sir Paul's last album, Chaos and Creation in the Backyard, reached number six in 2005 with 92,000 sales.

The album, which is the former Beatle's 21st solo release, has been released by coffee chain Starbucks.

It was played non-stop in more than 10,000 Starbucks outlets across 29 countries on the day of its release.

The album reached number five in the UK charts in its first week, although sales through Starbucks stores did not count towards the total.

Sir Paul became the first artist to sign to Starbucks' Hear Music label in March.

He is only contracted to release one album through it, but the company is hopeful their working relationship would continue.




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