August 14, 2008–Mamma Mia!” has made it to No. 1. Five weeks after Decca released the movie's soundtrack, the all-Abba score hit the top spot on the nation's album chart, selling 130,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It had been locked in at No. 3 for three weeks.
Its cumulative is now 576,000. Soundtrack has been the top-selling album on iTunes for three consecutive weeks.
Abba's “Gold,” a collection of the Swedish quartet's hits, sold 33,000 copies, making it the nation's top seller among catalog items.
“Mamma Mia!” swapped positions with Sugarland's “Love on the Inside,” which took a 47% sales dive in its second week, selling 91,000.
The top debut came from R&B singer Lloyd, whose third album “Lessons in Love” (The Inc./Universal Motown) sold 51,000 to open at No. 7.
The solo debut from country singer Heidi Newfield, “What Am I Waiting For” (Curb), sold 34,000 to saddle up at No. 10. Keith Anderson, another country singer, saw his “C'mon!” (Columbia) sell 32,000 to start at No. 12.