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Beatles break new record
The Beatles greatest hits album, 1, has climbed to the top of the charts in a staggering
28 countries simultaneously.
Music legends The Beatles are believed to have scored a world record, with their greatest
hits album becoming the fastest seller of all time.
Copies flew off shelves around the globe as soon as the album went on sale a month ago,
with early figures suggesting the album sold 3.6 million copies in a week.
Guinness World Record chiefs are now checking the figures to establish whether the album
beats the previous fastest-seller, N Sync's No Strings Attached, which sold 2.4 million.
The greatest hits album, 1, has climbed to the top of the charts in a staggering 28
A spokesman for The Beatles said today: ``They're all really, really thrilled.''
The album has been at number one in the UK for the past three weeks and is expected to
stay in the top slot until after Christmas.
Countries in which the album has topped the charts include major record-buying nations
like Japan, the US and Germany. Others include Finland, Venezuela and Chile.
When it was released last month, industry experts were tipping the album - containing
27 tracks which made it to number one in the UK or US - to be one of the biggest sellers
of all time.
It has sold 12 million so far and over the coming months is expected to catch up with
The Eagles Greatest Hits which shifted 26 million, the best-selling album to date by a