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Wednesday
Apr042012

Lionel Richie Debuts at #1 on Country Albums Chart with "Tuskegee"

MercuryLionel Richie's album of country duets, Tuskegee, bows at #1 on Billboard's Country Albums chart this week, moving 199,000 copies. That's enough for a #2 finish on the overall Billboard 200 chart behind Madonna's latest album, MDNA.

Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean and Rascal Flatts are among the stars performing Lionel's biggest hits with him on Tuskegee.

20,000 of Lionel's album sales came from an appearance on the Home Shopping Network last month.

Richie will continue to promote Tuskegee with the CBS special ACM Presents: Lionel Richie & Friends -- In Concert airing Friday, April 13. Tim, Kenny, Jason and the Flatts all took part in that concert, along with Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, Luke Bryan and Darius Rucker, among others.

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