Urban Beats Prince

(Reuters) Country singer Keith Urban scored his first No. 1 album on the U.S. pop chart on Wednesday with "Defying Gravity," although his sales were unable to defy the relentless decline in the music industry's fortunes.

The album, the fifth of his career, sold 171,525 copies in its first six days of release through Sunday, according to his Capitol Records Nashville label. He edged out Prince, who sold 168,420 copies of his 3-CD package "LotusFlow3r."

"It's an incredible feeling to have a No. 1 record," Urban said in a statement. "But equally moving is knowing that this particular record, that comes from such a joyous, loving and hopeful place, is connecting with so many people." - more on this story

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