Paul Simon Officially Has His Highest Charting Album in Thirty Years

by VVN Music

As projected, Paul Simon debuts at number 3 this week with his latest album Stranger to Stranger. The album was the biggest selling album in the U.S. over the last week but debuts at number 3 after streaming equivalents are added.

For Simon, this is his highest charting studio album since 1986's Graceland and his fourth album overall to make the top three. His last set, 2011's So Beautiful or So What, peaked at 4.

Michael Franti & Spearhead premier at 38 with SoulRocker, giving them the second highest charting album of their career. 2010's The Sound of Sunshine peaked at 17 while 2008's All Rebel Rockers went to 39.

At 84 is the debut album from the Claypool Lennon Delerium made up of veterans Les Claypool and Sean Lennon while, at 179 is the first time on the charts for the  2010 compilation The Essential Dixie Chicks.

Last weeks big debut, Good Times! by the Monkees, drops from 14 to 77.

The top forty albums this week by veteran artists (Billboard 200 position):
  1. Stranger to Stranger - Paul Simon (3)
  2. The Very Best of Prince - Prince (21)
  3. Ripcord - Keith Urban (28)
  4. Soulrocker - Michael Franti & Spearhead (38)
  5. Purple Rain - Prince (44)
  6. I Still Do - Eric Clapton (59)
  7. Damn Country Music - Tim McGraw (74)
  8. Good Times - Monkees (77)
  9. Monolith of Phobos - Claypool Lennon Delirium (Les Claypool & Sean Lennon) (84)
  10. Legend - Bob Marley & the Wailers (86)
  11. Curtain Call: The Hits - Eminem (87)
  12. Ultimate Prince - Prince (95)
  13. Greatest Hits - Journey (96)
  14. Greatest Hits I, II & III - The Platinum Collection - Queen (101)
  15. Greatest Hits - Guns N' Roses (111)
  16. 1 - Beatles (117)
  17. 1999 - Prince (124)
  18. Metallica - Metallica (125)
  19. A Moon Shaped Pool - Radiohead (129)
  20. Greatest Hits - The Notorious B.I.G. (130)
  21. Greatest Hits, Volume One: The Singles - Goo Goo Dolls (135)
  22. Greatest Hits - 2Pac (136)
  23. Back in Black - AC/DC (141)
  24. The Very Best of the Eagles - Eagles (146)
  25. Best of Bowie - David Bowie (156)
  26. The Legend of Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash (158)
  27. Greatest Hits - Red Hot Chili Peppers (162)
  28. Chronicle: Their 20 Greatest Hits - Creedence Clearwater Revival (167)
  29. Recovery - Eminem (168)
  30. The Essential Billy Joel - Billy Joel (169)
  31. This is What the Truth Feels Like - Gwen Stefani (170)
  32. Greatest Hits II - Kenny Chesney (172)
  33. Fallen Angels - Bob Dylan (173)
  34. The Marshall Mathers LP 2 - Eminem (174)
  35. Thriller - Michael Jackson (177)
  36. The Essential Dixie Chicks - Dixie Chicks (179)
  37. Sublime - Sublime (182)
  38. Their Greatest Hits 1971 - 1975 - Eagles (183)
  39. Greatest Hits 1970-2002 Elton John (187)
  40. Greatest Hits - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (189)
The top ten albums overall:
  1. Views - Drake
  2. Lemonade - Beyonce
  3. Stranger to Stranger - Paul Simon
  4. Seal the Deal & Let's Boogie - Volbeat
  5. Hero - Maren Morris
  6. Anti - Rihanna
  7. Dangerous Woman - Ariana Grande
  8. Obsessed - Dan + Shay
  9. If I'm Honest - Blake Shelton
  10. Blurryface - twenty one pilots
The top ten vinyl albums:
  1. Ash & Ice - Kills
  2. Love You to Death - Tegan & Sara
  3. Monolith of Phobos - Claypool Lennon Delirium (Les Claypool & Sean Lennon)
  4. The Piper at the Gates of Dawn - Pink Floyd
  5. Stranger to Stranger - Paul Simon
  6. Closer to the Sun - Slightly Stupid
  7. A Saucerful of Secrets - Pink Floyd
  8. Aggressive - Beartooth
  9. Blurryface - twenty one pilots
  10. Light Upon the Lake - Whitney
The top ten singles:
  1. One Dance - Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla
  2. Panda - Desiigner
  3. Can't Stop the Feeling - Justin Timberlake
  4. Don't Let Me Down - The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya
  5. Work From Home - Fifth Harmony Featuring Ty Dolla $ign
  6. 7 Years - Lukas Graham
  7. This is What You Came For - Calvin Harris Featuring Rihanna
  8. I Took a Pill in Ibiza - Mike Posner
  9. Needed Me - Rihanna
  10. Just Like Fire - P!nk
Veteran artists at the top of other Billboard charts:
  • Albums
    • Album Sales - Stranger to Stranger - Paul Simon
    • Catalog Albums - The Very Best of Prince - Prince 
    • Tastemaker Albums - Stranger to Stranger - Paul Simon
    • Rock Albums - Stranger to Stranger - Paul Simon
    • Americana/Folk Albums - Stranger to Stranger - Paul Simon
    • Blues Albums - I Still Do - Eric Clapton
    • Bluegrass Albums - Bright Star: A New Musical - Original Broadway Cast
    • New Age Albums - The Dream Concert: Live From the Great Pyramids of Egypt - Yanni
    • Soundtrack Albums - Purple Rain - Prince
    • Latin Pop Albums - Los Duo 2 - Juan Gabriel
    • Gospel Albums - Fill This House - Shirley Caesar
  • Tracks/Singles
    • Radio Songs - Can't Fight This Feeling - Justin Timberlake
    • Digital Songs - Can't Fight This Feeling - Justin Timberlake
    • Pop Songs - Can't Fight This Feeling - Justin Timberlake
    • Adult Pop Songs - Can't Fight This Feeling - Justin Timberlake
    • Rock Airplay - Dark Necessities - Red Hot Chili Peppers
    • Adult Alternative Songs - Dark Necessities - Red Hot Chili Peppers
    • Country Airplay - Humble and Kind - Tim McGraw
    • Adult R&B Songs - Lake By the Ocean - Maxwell
    • Latin Airplay - Duele El Corazon - Enrique Iglesias Featuring Wisin
    • Latin Pop Songs - Duele El Corazon - Enrique Iglesias Featuring Wisin
    • Gospel Songs - Wanna Be Happy? - Kirk Franklin
    • Gospel Airplay - Better - Hezekiah Walker


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