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Olympics opening ceremony album tops the charts on iTunes

Singer Dizzee Rascal performs during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 27, 2012 at the Olympic stadium in London. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/GettyImages)
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Singer Dizzee Rascal performs during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 27, 2012, in London.
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(CBS/AP)The soundtrack album for the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony, which went on sale as a download minutes after Friday's ceremony ended, has topped the iTunes album chart in Britain, France, Belgium and Spain, and has reached No. 5 in the United States.

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It's No. 5 on the overall British album chart less than two days after its release.

Director Danny Boyle's spectacular opening ceremony was a celebration of British music. The album includes tracks from - among others - David Bowie, The Pet Shop Boys, Chemical Brothers, Dizzee Rascal, Emeli Sande, Arctic Monkeys and Underworld.

Universal Music will also release an album of the London Olympics' Aug. 12 closing ceremony, which will feature British acts including The Who.