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Dora the Explorer a Chart Soarer

10/07/2004 6:33 AM Eastern

Nick Records’ Dora the Explorer companion CD debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Kid Audio Charts, the network said Thursday.

The CD also debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Soundtrack chart and at No. 133 on the Billboard 200, making it the highest debut album on the revamped Nick Records label, Nickelodeon said.

"We are really pleased that Dora the Explorer is off to such a fantastic start on the charts," BMG Strategic Marketing executive vice president Joe DiMuro said in a prepared statement.

"Our new partnership with Nickelodeon on Nick Records will result in more quality music for children and tweens, and we're looking forward to Dora's continued commercial success as we approach the holiday season,” he added.