Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Fleetwood Mac "RUMOURS" Back on Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart - 2nd Time This Year!

"Rumours" will re-enter the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart again this week marking the 2nd time within a month the album has re-entered the chart.  For the sales week ending January 22nd, "Rumours" sold 4,037 units in the United States good enough for the album to land at #117 on Billboard Chart dated February 4th.

The REALLY interesting part about that is "Rumours" was released on February 4, 1977.  February 4th marks the albums 35th Anniversary and to see it sitting within the Top 200 Album Chart 35 years later, I think that's pretty amazing!

In the last 4 weeks "Rumours" has sold 11,477 units in the US.

Over on the Top 200 Catalogue Chart "Rumours" takes a giant leap up from #103 to #19 this week.  "Greatest Hits" which saw a spike in sales the last three weeks is #165 on the Catalogue Chart on sales of 1,561 which is down from #56 the previous week where it sold 2,406.

In the last 4 weeks "Greatest Hits" has sold 9,353 units int he US.

On the Top Digital Tracks Chart Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide", which re-entered that chart last week at #58 on sales of 8,672 tracks, drops to #100 with sales of 6,616.

Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart
# 117 (-) Fleetwood Mac "Rumours"

Billboard Top 200 Catalogue Albums Chart
#  19 (103) Fleetwood Mac "Rumours"
# 165 (56)  Fleetwood Mac "Greatest Hits"

Billboard Top 200 Catalogue Digital Tracks
# 100 (58)  Fleetwood Mac "Landslide"

Adele hits another milestone!

Adele's 21 tops The Billboard 200 for the 17th week, which is the longest run by any album since Whitney Houston's The Bodyguard soundtrack logged 20 weeks on top in 1992-1993.

It's the longest run for an album by a British artist since the Police's Synchronicity was #1 for 17 weeks in 1983. (Two of the three members of that trio were born in England.) 

Only two albums by British (or majority-British) acts have had longer runs at #1. Fleetwood Mac's Rumours logged 31 weeks at #1 in 1977-'78. (Three of the five members that pop-rock group were born in England.) The Bee Gees' Saturday Night Fever soundtrack logged 24 weeks at #1 in 1978. (All three members of the brother trio were born in England.) 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Agreed...I'm sure nobody in the band could have predicted chart success 35 years after the initial release.

I'm still holding out that Christine will at least record one more album with them as long as she doesn't have to tour.

At this point, the band is crazy not to except her on her own terms. Bottom line is, only hardcore fans will buy new material these days, and many casual fans are the ones who help fill the concert venues whether Christine is with them or not.

Just let her record without touring!!!

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