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The album Blue sold , copies in its first week, the highest figure in SoundScan history at that time. It peaked at number one on the Top Country Albums and debuted at number three on the Billboard albums chart, eventually selling a total of four million copies in the United States and eight million copies worldwide. The album mainly consisted of cover versions, ranging from Country to pop covers, including songs originally recorded by The Beatles, Whitney Houston, Bill Monroe, and Dolly Parton. The album leaned more progressively towards Adult Contemporary and mid-tempo pop Music.