U2 Achtung Baby covers album tops iTunes charts globally

17 Nov 2011

AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered, the covers album of U2’s Achtung Baby which received a worldwide digital release just two days ago, has gone to No 1 in the iTunes sales charts in Ireland. It is at No 5 in the US and in the top 10 in most European countries.

The download album, released to benefit Concern’s emergency famine work in East Africa, has also gone to No 6 in Canada, No 7 in Australia, No 7 in Japan and No 4 in Germany.

The album will receive a UK digital release on Monday, 28 November.

It has also gone to No 1 in Portgual, No 2 in Italy, No 5 in Sweden, No 5 in Belgium, No 6 in The Netherlands, No 7 in Spain and No 9 in France.

Concern’s work in East Africa

“This is hugely encouraging and we are delighted the album is doing so well internationally,” said Concern Worldwide CEO Tom Arnold. “Concern would again like to express our appreciation to U2 and the other key parties involved for making this hugely significant contribution to our work in East Africa, which is still a global humanitarian emergency.”

The link to the latest iTunes chart positions is online.

You can support Concern’s East Africa work by purchasing AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered on iTunes.

The full track listing of AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered:

Nine Inch Nails – Zoo Station

U2 (Jacques Lu Cont Mix) – Even Better Than The Real Thing

Damien Rice – One

Patti Smith – Until The End Of The World

Garbage – Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses

Depeche Mode – So Cruel

Snow Patrol – Mysterious Ways

The Fray – Trying To Throw Your Arms Around The World

Gavin Friday – The Fly

The Killers – Ultraviolet (Light My Way)

Glasvegas – Acrobat

Jack White – Love Is Blindness

John Kennedy