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Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about "A Walk to Remember," Marilyn Manson and Victoria Beckham.


Dear Keith,

I have been wondering for the longest time about how many copies of the "A Walk to Remember" soundtrack (both the regular version and the limited edition) have sold. They are the soundtracks to the movie with Shane West and Mandy Moore (my favorite flick ever). Any feedback would be truly awesome.



Hi Amy,

For tracking purposes, Nielsen SoundScan, which provides Billboard with sales information, merged the two versions of "A Walk to Remember." To date, the combined editions of the Sony title have sold 859,000 copies in the U.S.

Mandy Moore's latest album, "Coverage," has shifted 150,000 copies since its release in October.



I've been a fan of Marilyn Manson for a long time and I'm curious how his latest "The Golden Age Of Grotesque" is doing. I know his last album "Holy Wood" was a disappointment and was wondering if "The Golden Age" was on track to surpass it or not.

Thanks mightily,


Hi Cam,

"The Golden Age Of Grotesque" has sold 391,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Nothing/Interscope set debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 in May. It was Manson's second No. 1, following 1998's "Mechanical Animals."

"Holy Wood (In The Shadow Of The Valley Of Death)" has sold 493,000 copies to date. So, considering "Holy" has been out for more than three years, "Golden Age" is doing quite well in comparison.



I would really like to know if there are any plans for Victoria Beckham (aka Posh Spice) to release her second new solo album in U.S.? Victoria has worked with Damon Dash and she collaborated with M.O.P. and Cam'ron. Dash has signed her to the Roc-A-Fella label in U.S. and it would really be cool if she releases anything here.

Thank You,


Hi Ilya,

Victoria Beckham's new Telstar double A-sided single, "Let Your Head Go/This Groove" will be released Dec. 29 in the U.K.

U.S. release dates for any Beckham product have not yet been announced.