'High School 2' rocks charts

The "High School Musical 2" soundtrack.

The "High School Musical 2" soundtrack.


Senior Editor, JAM! Showbiz

, Last Updated: 1:45 PM ET

It seems quite a few Canadian kids were all rockin' along to the music from "High School Musical 2" this week.

The soundtrack to the popular made-for-TV movie sequel debuted at No. 1 on the album charts, selling over 20,000 copies in Canada, according to data compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.

The premiere easily beat out the chart peak of the first soundtrack, which made it as high as No. 23.

The soundtrack also grabbed the No. 1 spot south of the border, selling a whopping 615,000 copies in the U.S., according to Billboard.com.

Back in Canada, the press surrounding the 30th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death helped the new compilation "Introducing Elvis" to check in at No. 2. The set sold just under 7,000 copies.

The two new chart entries meant bad news for most of the artists in the top 10. Rihanna's "Good Girl Gone Bad" (6,000) dropped from No. 1 down to No. 3, the "Hairspray" soundtrack from No. 2 to No. 4, and Timbaland's "Timbaland Presents: Shock Value" from No. 4 to No. 5.

Bon Jovi's "Lost Highway" sank three notches to No. 6, Fergie's "Duchess" moved down two to No. 7, and Michael Buble's "Call Me Irresponsible" slipped one to No. 8.

Troubled singer Amy Winehouse, the only artist not to get impacted negatively, saw her "Back to Black" disc hold on at No. 9, while Avril Lavigne's "Under My Skin" fell two rungs to No. 10.

Other notable debuts included the 2007 Warped Tour compilation at No. 18, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds' "Live at Radio City" at No. 32, and Dean Martin's "Forever Cool" at No. 42.

In the U.S., the "Hannah Montana 2/Meet Miley Cyrus" soundtrack placed second, followed by Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds in third, the "NOW 25" compilation in fourth, and the "Hairspray" OST in fifth.


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