Mister D: Bette is also the Number One top seller at Amazon.com as of today, also! So quite a good way to start the week! 🙂
From Billboard Magazine:
Rounding out the top tier is “Bette Midler Sings the Peggy Lee Songbook,” the first top 10 title for the Divine Miss M in more than a decade. The Columbia set notched a rounded total of 55,000 copies, a few hundred short of Bun B’s same rounded total.
“Bette Midler Sings the Rosemary Clooney Songbook” gave the artist a higher first-week sales tally in 2003 (71,000), but a lower chart entry (No. 14); it has sold 724,000 copies to date. Midler last appeared in the top 10 in 1991 with the No. 6 peak of “Some People’s Lives.”