Megadeth Debuts at 3 in the U.S. For Second Highest Charting Album of Career; Bowie Drops to 6

Megadeth scores the second highest charting album of their career as the new Dystopia debuts at number 3.

Only 1992's Countdown to Extinction has fared better on the Billboard 200, peaking at number 2. The followup, 1994's Youthanasia went to 4. Overall, seven of the band's fifteen studio albums have gone to the U.S. top ten.

Steven Wilson has the second biggest selling debut album by a veteran artist this week with the EP 4-1/2 starting at 114. It's his first EP to chart in the U.S. but a far cry from his last full album, Hand. Cannot. Erase. which debuted at 39.

At 160 is the first appearance on the Billboard 200 of Simon & Garfunkel's compilation Playlist which was originally released just one year ago.

The top five albums by veteran artists for the week:
  1. Dystopia - Megadeth
  2. Blackstar - David Bowie
  3. Best of Bowie - David Bowie
  4. Their Greatest Hits 1971 - 1974 - Eagles
  5. The Very Best of the Eagles - Eagles
The top five albums overall:
  1. 25 - Adele
  2. Purpose - Justin Bieber
  3. Dystopia - Megadeth
  4. Blurryface - twenty one pilots
  5. Death of a Bachelor - Panic! At the Disco
The top five singles:
  1. Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
  2. Sorry - Justin Bieber
  3. Stressed Out - twenty one pilots
  4. Hello - Adele
  5. My House - Flo Rida
Veteran artists at the top of other U.S. charts:
  • Albums
    • Tastemaker Albums - Blackstar - David Bowie
    • Catalog Albums - Best of Bowie - David Bowie
    • Rock Albums - Dystopia - Megadeth
    • Hard Rock Albums - Dystopia - Megadeth
    • Alternative Albums - Best of Bowie - David Bowie
    • Bluegrass Albums - So Familiar - Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
    • 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
  • Tracks
    • 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

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