Green Day's "American Idiot" is Biggest Selling Album by a Veteran Artist This Week; Jeff Buckley Scores Highest Ever Album

There isn't a ton of news on the American charts as far as veteran artists are concerned. The top selling album of the week for the vets goes to Green Day and their 2004 album American Idiot. The album falls one spot from 41 to 42 in its 132nd week on the charts.

The highest charting, and only, debut by a veteran goes to the late-Jeff Buckley whose You and I archive release starts at 58. It is now the highest charting album for Buckley, surpassing Sketches For My Sweetheart the Drunk (1998 / #64). His only studio album, the classic Grace, peaked at 149 in 1994. Buckley died on May 29, 1997.

The rest of the Billboard 200 is filled with new and catalog releases from veteran artists that are just shuffling around slightly (see our weekly Top 40).

The top ten albums this week by veteran artists:
  1. American Idiot - Green Day
  2. You and I - Jeff Buckley
  3. Dig in Deep - Bonnie Raitt
  4. Damn Country Music - Tim McGraw
  5. Full Circle - Loretta Lynn
  6. Metallica (Black Album) - Metallica
  7. Love Riot - newsboys
  8. 1 - Beatles
  9. Best of Bowie - David Bowie
  10. Legend - Bob Marley & the Wailers
The top five albums overall:
  1. Anti - Rihanna
  2. 25 - Adele
  3. Purpose - Justin Bieber
  4. Hymns - Joey + Rory
  5. untitled unmastered. - Kendrick Lamar
The top five singles:
  1. Work - Rihanna Featuring Drake
  2. Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
  3. 7 Years - Lukas Graham
  4. Stressed Out - twenty one pilots
  5. My House - Flo Rida
Veteran artists at the top of other Billboard charts:
  • Albums
    • Catalog Albums - American Idiot - Green Day
    • Bluegrass Albums - So Familiar - Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
    • Folk Albums - You and I - Jeff Buckley
    • Blues Albums - Dig in Deep - Bonnie Raitt
    • Jazz Albums - Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin - Willie Nelson
    • New Age Albums - Dark Sky Island - Enya
    • Soundtrack Album - Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 1 - Various Artists
    • Classical Albums - Cinema - Andrea Bocelli
    • Latin Pop Albums - Los Duo 2 - Juan Gabriel
    • Tropical Albums - 3.0 - Marc Anthony
    • Gospel Albums - Losing My Religion - Kirk Franklin
  • Tracks/Singles
    • Adult R&B Songs - Angel - Lalah Hathaway
    • Latin Streaming Songs - Bailando - Enrique Iglesias Featuring Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona
    • Gospel Songs - Wanna Be Happy? - Kirk Franklin

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