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Johnny Cash: No. 1 Again

The Man in Black's posthumous American V debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200, almost 40 years after he last topped the charts.

Three years after his death, Johnny Cash is back at the top of the Billboard Top 200 with the posthumous release, American V: Hundred Highways, his first No. 1 album since 1969’s Johnny Cash at San Quentin. The album sold more than 88,000 copies while Nelly Furtado’s Loose followed close behind with more than 81,000, and moved from No. 3 to No. 2. Cash also topped the Country Albums Chart, knocking the Dixie Chicks’ Taking the Long Way down to No. 2 after seven weeks at No. 1. While topping the charts, especially posthumously, is an achievement, Hundred Highways sold the fewest copies of a No. 1 debut since SoundScan started keeping track of album sales in 1991, according to Billboard.com.

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