Thursday, March 21, 2024

Fleetwood Mac's Rumours Returns To The Top Streaming Albums Chart

Fleetwood Mac Is Still Hitting New Highs On The Billboard Charts

by Hugh McIntyre

Fleetwood Mac hasn’t officially broken up, but they’re not really an active band any longer. The pop-rock outfit has not worked together in some time, and following the death of Christine McVie, it seems there are no plans to produce any new music or tour again. While some kind of end may have come for the group, they are still reaching new highs on the Billboard charts with music they made decades ago.

This week, Fleetwood Mac rises to a new peak on a ranking they’re still relatively new to. The band’s Rumours returns to the Top Streaming Albums chart this frame, finding its way back to the ranking of the most-streamed full-lengths in the U.S.

Rumours lands at No. 46 on the Top Streaming Albums chart this week. That’s not a very lofty placement on the 50-spot tally, but it’s the best that Fleetwood Mac has ever managed.

So far, Rumours is the only Fleetwood Mac release to make it to the Top Streaming Albums chart. It has thus far spent five nonconsecutive frames somewhere on the list, and it’s climbing–very slowly, but steadily.

It’s not surprising that Fleetwood Mac–or any band from decades past era–may only be getting started on the Top Streaming Albums chart. The ranking was introduced by Billboard in the past few months, and it’s almost always dominated by current pop stars, rappers, country acts, and rock bands. Newer names usually rule streaming platforms, so it isn’t odd that the list is filled with more contemporary releases, instead of older favorites.

Rumours is on the rise on a number of Billboard charts this week. As it hits a new high on the Top Streaming Albums tally, it also lifts on the Billboard 200, which ranks the most consumed titles across all metrics and genres. This week, it jumps from No. 36 from No. 43 as total consumption of the effort increases by a little more than 3%, according to Luminate.

Fleetwood Mac released Rumours in 1977 to critical and commercial acclaim. The set became the biggest album for the band, and in the decades since it dropped, it’s also been recognized as one of the bestselling and most respected full-lengths in history. The title produced many hits that are still loved to this day, and it won the group the Album of the Year Grammy.

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