– WWE issued the following press release earlier today:
WWE® MUSIC DEBUTS AS # 1 SOUNDTRACK
February 10, 2009
STAMFORD, CT — February 10, 2009 – World Wrestling Entertainment®’s VOICES WWE The Music, Vol. 9, debuted at number one on SoundScan’s Soundtrack Chart surpassing the soundtracks for Slumdog Millionaire, Notorious, Twilight, Mama Mia and High School Musical 3, among others.
VOICES WWE The Music, Vol. 9 also enters the Billboard Top 200 best-selling albums chart at #11 outselling artists such as Metallica, Mariah Carey, Lil’ Wayne, Pink and Akon. Having sold more than 6.0 million CDs worldwide, the WWE has had six music albums debut in the Top 15 of the Billboard 200.
– This past Monday’s WWE RAW with the return of Hall of Famer Ric Flair and Randy Orton vs. The Undertaker scored a 3.4 cable rating, based on data by Nielsen Media. The two weeks in a row of 3.6 ratings for RAW have ended this week as the show did hours of 3.34 and 3.50. Stay tuned later for more RAW ratings data.