Iron Maiden Ties Their Highest Charting Album Ever in the U.S.


Iron Maiden tie their best showing on the American Albums chart, 40 years into their career, with The Book of Souls.

Debuting this week at number 4, it equals their last album, 2010's The Final Frontier, for the highest chart position they have achieved with their sixteen studio albums:
  1. The Final Frontier (2010 / #4)
  2. The Book of Souls (2015 / #4)
  3. A Matter of Life and Death (2006 / #9)
  4. Somewhere in Time (1986 / #11)
  5. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (1988 / #12)
  6. Fear of the Dark (1992 / #12)
  7. Piece of Mind (1983 / #14)
  8. No Prayer For the Dying (1990 / #17)
  9. Dance of Death (2003 / #18)
  10. Powerslave (1984 / #21)
  11. The Number of the Beast (1982 / #33)
  12. Brave New World (2000 / #39)
  13. Killers (1981 / #78)
  14. Virtual XI (1998 / #124)
  15. The X Factor (1995 / #147)
  16. Iron Maiden (1980 / Did Not Chart)
Now the question is if the album has any staying power. Motorhead's new one, Bad Magic, debuted last week at 35 and fell to number 157 in its second week. 

It is also the only new album by a veteran artist to make the top 200 albums this week. 

The top five albums in the U.S.:
  1. Beauty Behind the Madness - The Weeknd
  2. Got Your Six - Five Finger Death Punch
  3. Rodeo - Travi$ Scott
  4. The Book of Souls - Iron Maiden
  5. Wild (EP) - Troye Sivan
The top five singles:
  1. Can't Feel My Face - The Weeknd
  2. The Hills - The Weeknd
  3. What Do You Mean? - Justin Bieber
  4. Watch Me - Silento
  5. Cheerleader - Omi
Veteran artists at the top of other Billboard charts:
  • Albums
    • Blues Albums - Born to Play Guitar - Buddy Guy
    • Catalog Albums - Straight Outta Compton - N.W.A.
    • Tastemaker Albums - The Book of Souls - Iron Maiden
    • Latin Pop Albums - Mis Numero 1...40 Aniversario - Juan Gabriel
  • Tracks/Singles
    • Adult Alternative Songs - Dreams - Beck
    • Adult R&B Songs - No Sleeep - Janet Jackson Featuring J. Cole
    • Smooth Jazz Songs - Swagster - Jeff Golub Featuring Philippe Saisse and Kirk Whalum
    • Hot Latin Songs - El Perdon - Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias
    • Latin Digital Songs - El Perdon - Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias
    • Latin Streaming Songs - El Perdon - Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias
    • Hot Gospel Songs - Wanna Be Happy? - Kirk Franklin
    • Gospel Digital Songs - Wanna Be Happy? - Kirk Franklin

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