Renée Fleming | Renée Fleming achieves first Billboard Top 200 debut and best first week sales with "surprising" (LA Times) new album "Dark Hope"

Renée Fleming achieves first Billboard Top 200 debut and best first week sales with "surprising" (LA Times) new album "Dark Hope"

16 June 2010

Renée Fleming achieves first Billboard Top 200 debut and best first week sales with

Renée Fleming’s thrilling new album ‘Dark Hope’ (Decca) debuts at #151 today on the Billboard Top 200 chart, with the highest first-week sales of the superstar soprano’s storied career. Though the three-time Grammy winner has topped Billboard’s Classical chart five times, this marks her first appearance in the Top 200.  ‘Dark Hope,’ which finds Fleming exploring a parallel universe via songs by Arcade Fire, Band of Horses, Leonard Cohen, Death Cab for Cutie, Jefferson Airplane, The Mars Volta, Muse and others, also opens at #3 on Billboard’s Heatseeker chart.

The debut follows a performance by Fleming of Muse’s “Endlessly” last week on Good Morning America, and major print and online coverage including two arts cover stories in the New York Times, a cover profile in the LA Times, and interviews with the Wall Street Journal and SPIN online.
 
Next up, Renée Fleming will perform a song from ‘Dark Hope’ on the ABC special ‘America Celebrates July 4th at Ford’s Theatre,’ set to air July 2 at 9pm.
 
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