June 18, 2007 15:15

Paul McCartney scores high chart entry in the US

And it's his 65th birthday today

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Paul McCartney's new album 'Memory Almost Full' has shot straight to Number Three in the US charts.

The former Beatle's sixth album clocked up first week sales of 161,000, the biggest figure for any of his solo albums.

McCartney's previous best was 121,000 copies for his 1997 album 'Flaming Pie' which gained his highest ever entry on the Billboard chart at Number Two.

The sales, which are 75 per cent more than those for his previous album 'Chaos And Creation In The Backyard', come after the star recently signed a record deal with coffee chain Starbucks.

According to the chain, the album clocked up the largest single day total by any in Starbucks' history when it was released on June 5, reports the Washington Post.

Meanwhile, the star, who famously wrote 'When I'm 64' back in 1967, turns 65 today (June 18).

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