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Haiti benefit album outsells Susan Boyle

Justin Timberlake's duet with Matt Morris helps ''Hope for Haiti Now'' sell 170,000 copies in just two days

Move over, SuBo. The Scottish singer was on her way back to the top of the Billboard 200 chart last week — until the digital album of performances from Jan. 22’s Hope for Haiti Now telethon sold a whopping 171,000 copies in just two days, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Leading the pack on singles sales from the charity disc: Justin Timberlake, whose soulful cover of ”Hallelujah” notched 64,000 downloads. But who was that guy singing alongside him? Matt Morris, an old friend of Timberlake’s since they met as Mickey Mouse Club costars, for whom ”Hallelujah” has proved a breakout moment. ”We’ve been singing together for a long time, so it was a natural thing to do,” says Morris, 30, who recently released his debut, When Everything Breaks Open, on Timberlake’s Tennman Records. (Morris has also collaborated with fellow ex-Mouseketeer Christina Aguilera, penning tracks for 2002’s Stripped.) ”I wanted to treat this performance with reverence,” he says of the Haiti benefit. ”It was doing something that inspires people to give. That’s different than when you go out and hustle a record.”