David Bowie's "Blackstar" Drops 1 to 4 in the U.S.; Hank Williams Jr.'s 56th Album is His Highest Charting Ever

David Bowie's Blackstar remains the biggest album by a veteran artist for the second week in the U.S. even though it falls to number 4.

Blackstar is one of six Bowie albums in the Billboard 200 for the week, including The Best of Bowie, which falls 4 to 7.

It is also a big week for the Eagles in the wake of Glenn Frey's death. Although their albums did jump as high as Bowie's, they do have five in the 200 while Frey has one.
  • Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 (#11)
  • The Very Best of the Eagles (#28)
  • Solo Collection (Glenn Frey) (#82)
  • Hell Freezes Over (#95)
  • Greatest Hits: Volume 2 (#112)
  • Hotel California (#171)
A number of hits sets by artists like Phil Collins, Madonna and the Cars also jump back on the charts after major sales at on-line retailers.

The only veteran artist with a debut this week is Hank Williams, Jr. whose It's About Time opens at number 15. It's his 56th studio album and his highest charting album ever on the Billboard 200. His previous high was 1964's Your Cheatin' Heart which peaked one spot lower at number 16.

The top five albums this week by veteran artists:
  1. Blackstar - David Bowie
  2. Best of Bowie - David Bowie
  3. Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 - Eagles
  4. It's About Time - Hank Williams, Jr.
  5. Greatest Hits - Eagles
The top five albums overall:
  1. Death of a Bachelor - Panic! At the Disco
  2. 25 - Adele
  3. Purpose - Justin Bieber
  4. Blackstar - David Bowie
  5. Blurryface - twenty one pilots
The top five singles:
  1. Sorry - Justin Bieber
  2. Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
  3. Hello - Adele
  4. Stressed Out - twenty one pilots
  5. Here - Alessia Cara
Veteran artists at the top of other Billboard charts:
  • Albums
    • Tastemaker Albums - Blackstar - David Bowie
    • Catalog Albums - Best of Bowie - David Bowie
    • Bluegrass Albums - So Familiar - Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
    • R&B/Hip-Hop Albums - Straight Outta Compton - Soundtrack
    • Jazz Albums - Ultimate Sinatra - Frank Sinatra
    • New Age Albums - Dark Sky Island - Enya
    • Soundtracks - Straight Outta Compton - Soundtrack
    • Latin Albums - Los Duo 2 - Juan Gabriel
    • Latin Pop Albums - Los Duo 2 - Juan Gabriel
    • Gospel Albums - Losing My Religion - Kirk Franklin
  • Tracks/Singles
    • Smooth Jazz Songs - Get Up - Jeff Lorber Fusion
    • 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

No comments

Powered by Blogger.