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David Cook Shatters Chart Records in First Week of "Idol" Reign

May 29, 2008 9:12 AM ET

One week into his tenure as the American Idol and David Cook is already shattering Billboard records. Cook had 11 songs debut in the Hot 100 singles chart. To put things in perspective, the last time an artist had this many songs on the Hot 100, it was April 11, 1964 and the band was the Beatles. By placing 14 tracks on the Hot Digital Songs chart, he also breaks that list's previous record held by Miley Cyrus. Leading the way is first single "The Time of My Life," which scored number one on the digital charts thanks to 236,000 downloads while placing third on the Hot 100 (a chart based on both sales and airplay). Other charting Cook tracks include his covers of "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" and "The World I Know." Idol runner-up David Archuleta also enjoyed a solid week, scoring three songs on both charts, lead by his cover of John Lennon's "Imagine."

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