On The Charts: Dylan Debuts Top 5, ZZ Top 10Following 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."
The Olympic Effect: The Kinks, John Lennon & More Re-enter UK ChartsThough 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.
On The Charts: Rush Hit No. 2, Classic Rock Takes Over Top 20This 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.
The Beach Boys Beat The Beatles' Album Chart RecordThis 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.
On The Charts: The Beach Boys' Highest Debut Ever, Neil Young Makes Top 5Following 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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