Sunday, October 13, 2013

Korn Tops Veteran Aritists on British Albums Chart; Rod Stewart Hits Five Months In Top Twenty

Korn proved to be the biggest selling veteran artist in Britain last week with the number 16 debut of their album The Paradigm Shift. It is the best showing in three LPs for the group, going back to 2007's untitled album which peaked at 15.

It has been 22 weeks since Rod Stewart issued his album Time and it continues to sit in the British top twenty.

Time falls this week from 14 to 17, the lowest the album has been, but it is a testament to Stewart and his fans at home that he has managed to stay in the top twenty for five months.  It is the rare album by a modern artists that has that much legs and it is almost unheard of for a veteran artist to have this kind of accomplishment.

Other veteran artists albums take much bigger falls with Fleetwood Mac's 25 Years - The Chain going 21 to 37 and Elton John's The Diving Board falling from 25 to 42.

Rush debuts at 54 with their remastered version of Vapor Trails. That position is not that far off from the 38 peak the album had in its original 2002 release.

Madness debut at 77 with the original soundtrack for their film Take It or Leave It while the Band starts at 81 with Live at the Academy of Music 1971.

The British Album chart is topped by two debuts, Miley Cyrus' Bangerz and Chase and Status' Brand New Machine.  Cyrus also tops the singles chart with Wrecking Ball with Eminem's Berzerk in second.

On the British Country Albums, Alan Jackson debuts at 2 with The Bluegrass Album while Tony Joe White falls from 1 to 3 with Hoodoo.

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