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On The Charts: Dylan Debuts Top 5, ZZ Top 10

Following last week’s goldmine of new music from legacy artists, we’re finding a few familiar faces at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart. Bob Dylan’s latest, “Tempest,” debuts high – No. 3 – while ZZ Top scores its highest album debut ever, coming in at No. 6 with “La Futura.”


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The Olympic Effect: The Kinks, John Lennon & More Re-enter UK Charts

Though the U.S. charts don’t show the same influence, the Olympics effect is out in full force on on the U.K. charts this week.


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On The Charts: Rush Hit No. 2, Classic Rock Takes Over Top 20

This week on the Billboard 200 album chart, a No. 1 alludes Rush once more, as the Canadian prog-rockers come in at No. 2 right behind pop/R&B star Usher. They lead the charge on classic rock’s chart resurgence, which music fans may have noticed last week when the Beach Boys came in at No. 3.


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The Beach Boys Beat The Beatles’ Album Chart Record

This week, The Beach Boys returned to the Billboard 200 album chart with their highest debut ever, for their new album That’s Why God Made The Radio. The album came in at No. 3 and sold 61,000 copies in its debut week – enough to make it their highest-charting album since their greatest hits compilation, Endless Summer, reached No. 1 in 1974.


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On The Charts: The Beach Boys’ Highest Debut Ever, Neil Young Makes Top 5

Following what was easily the best week all year for new classic rock releases, it’s no surprise that a slew of legacy artists are making high debuts on the Billboard 200 album chart this week. Albums from the reunited Beach Boys, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, and Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh all hit the top 15 on the chart, with the Beach Boys’ That’s Why God Made The Radio coming in at No. 3 behind Adele and Alan Jackson.


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Lionel Richie Holds Down No. 1 Spot on Album Chart For Second Week

When ’80s pop icons Madonna and Lionel Richie both released new albums on March 5, it was no surprise when the Material Girl topped the charts the following week just ahead of the former Commodores […]


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On The Charts: Lionel Richie, Dr. John, Bruce Springsteen

While Madonna makes a grand fall on the Billboard 200 album chart this week (from No. 1 to No. 8, with an 86.7 percent decrease in sales of her MNDA), Lionel Richie stays in the […]


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On The Charts: Lionel Ritchie, Bruce Springsteen & A Beatles Anniversary

Not surprisingly, Madonna’s latest, MDNA, tops the Billboard 200 albums charts this week with 359,000 copies sold (according to Nielsen SoundScan), reports Billboard. But with his Tuskegee — a duets album of his hits alongside […]


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Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Wrecking Ball’ Reigns Supreme on Top of the Charts

Bruce Springsteen‘s 17th studio album, Wrecking Ball, was released today and has already torn its way to the top of the charts, claiming the top spots on both the Amazon and iTunes sales charts. In […]


The First Number 1 Rock Album Happened 54 Years Ago Today

You guessed it – The [listenlive id=””]Elvis Presley [/listenlive]album titled “Elvis Presley” hit number 1 on the charts today in 1956 becoming the first rock album to hit Number 1.  It was released on RCA Victor, […]