Mariah Carey's number one

April 24, 2008 9:04:04 AM PDT
Mariah Carey's new album starts life at the top.

"EMC2" has made its debut at the top of the national charts. SoundScan reports the album sold 463,000 copies in the U.S. during its first week in stores.

The new album is Carey's biggest sales week ever. Carey's last album made its debut at number one. In all, Carey has six number one albums, tying her with Madonna and Janet Jackson for the second most number one albums among female acts. Only Barbra Streisand, with eight, has more.