American Idol winner Cook serves up record number of hits

Paul Williams

Cook lands a record 11 debuts on the Hot 100, as downloads of songs he sang on American Idol attracted combined sales of nearly 1m following his coronation.

The previous record for most Hot 100 debuts in a week is six, as set by Miley Cyrus (in her Hannah Montana false beard) a couple of years ago. Cook also has more hits on the chart concurrently than any act since The Beatles, who managed to juggle as many as 14 ...

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