‘Hope For Haiti” Album The First Digital LP To Hit #1

    The number one album in the country this week is Hope for Haiti, the star-studded charity album that features contributions from Taylor Swift, Jay-Z, U2, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake and many others. That’s not necessarily surprising news, since the telethon last week was essentially a commercial for the album. But what is surprising is that the album is the first ever digital-only LP to hit number one on the Billboard charts, knocking the snot out of Vampire Weekend and Ke$ha. The charity drive has already raised $61 million for various Haiti-helping charities, as well. [Stereogum]