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"Do You Know" that Jessica Simpson's CD is number one?

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 – Jessica Simpson's country debut, "Do You Know," will debut at number one on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart and four on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart today when the charts are released Thursday.

Simpson heard the news following her most recent stop in Salt Lake City, Utah. "I'm extremely touched by the overwhelmingly positive response to the album. There is so much honesty and raw emotion in there, showing who I really am...and I'm just thrilled that country fans are giving it a chance."

Simpson was in the Salt Lake City area to pay a visit to Weber High School, the winner of KUBL's radio contest. Weber High students sent 571,795 text messages to defeat Fremont High with 324,633 and Lehi with 108,720 to earn a visit from the superstar.

Simpson performs on CBS' The Early Show this Friday, Sept. 19.

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