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ALICE COOPER’S “DIAMONDS” SPARKLE ON ALBUMS CHART:

August 11, 2005

LOS ANGELES (Billboard) – Rock veteran Alice Cooper has his highest-charting album on the Billboard 200 in 11 years.

“Dirty Diamonds” (New West) opened at No. 169 in the week ended August 7. That’s Cooper’s highest-debuting and highest-charting set since “The Last Temptation of Alice Cooper,” which debuted and peaked at No. 68 in July 1994.

“Diamonds” is the 23rd chart album of Cooper’s career, which began with the debut of “Pretties for You” in June 1969. That LP reached No. 193. The most successful Alice Cooper album is “Billion Dollar Babies,” which spent the week of April 21, 1973 at No. 1.

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