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The Civil Wars score first number one album in U.S.

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Aug 14, 2013 | 2:46pm EDT

Warring folk stars The Civil Wars have scored their first U.S. chart-topper after their self-titled album debuted at number one. Musicians Joy Williams and John Paul White are still not on speaking terms following the cancellation of their 2012 tour due to "internal discord", but that has not stopped the band's fans from flocking to purchase the new release. The stars also benefited from celebrity fan Adele, who urged her 16 million Twitter.com followers to check out their new music in a message last week (ends09Aug13). She wrote, "Please go and get the new Civil Wars album. They're my absolute favourite and the new record is beautiful!" The Civil Wars shifted 116,000 copies in its first week, easily eclipsing debut sales of its first album, Barton Hollow, which only moved 36,000 units last year (12). Elsewhere in the Billboard 200, the new Now 47 compilation enters at two, while last week's number one, Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines, slips to three.

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