The Beatles have, once again, re-surged onto the Billboard 200 with a number of albums as a result of their first-time streaming on Spotify and other services and the availability of their digital music on sites such as Amazon.
Their compilation album 1, released recently in a deluxe edition, jumps 41 to 16 and is the top selling album by a veteran artist for the week dated January 16, 2016. It's the highest of five of their albums in the top 200 with Abbey Road at 77, The Beatles (White Album) at 79, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band at 121 and Rubber Soul at 158.
While two Frank Sinatra albums dropped out of the top 200 this week, his compilation Nothing But the Best jumps back on at 44, one of numerous reentries onto the chart as the Christmas albums drop off.
Five albums also make the Top Veteran Artists Albums Chart for the first time as the artists are among those who started recording in 1996 and have just qualified as veterans under the VVN Music definition. Four of those albums belong to Eminem, Curtain Call (#66), The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (#140), Recovery (#170) and The Eminem Show (#180) while one is from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra (Letters From the Labyrinth (#109)).
The top five albums this week by veteran artists:
- 1 - Beatles
- Nothing But the Best - Frank Sinatra
- Greatest Hits - Journey
- Greatest Hits - Queen
- Curtain Call - Eminem
- 25 - Adele
- Purpose - Justin Bieber
- Blurryface - twenty one pilots
- Made in the A.M. - One Direction
- Fetty Wap - Fetty Wap
- Hello - Adele (10th week)
- Sorry - Justin Bieber
- Love Yourself - Justin Beiber
- Hotline Bling - Drake
- What Do You Mean? - Justin Bieber
- Hard Rock Albums - Letters From the Labyrinth - Trans-Siberian Orchestra
- Bluegrass Albums - So Familiar - Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
- Jazz Albums - Cheek to Cheek - Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
- New Age Albums - Dark Sky Island - Enya
- Gospel Albums - Losing My Religion - Kirk Franklin
- Latin Albums - Los Duo 2 - Juan Gabriel
- Latin Pop Albums - Los Duo 2 - Juan Gabriel
- Smooth Jazz Songs - Get Up - Jeff Lorber Fusion
- Hot Gospel Songs - Wanna Be Happy? - Kirk Franklin
- Gospel Digital Sonsg - Wanna Be Happy? - Kirk Franklin
- Latin Digital Songs - El Perdon - Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias
- Latin Streaming Songs - El Perdon - Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias