Metallica Back at 5 on the Billboard 200; Jesus and Mary Chain Lead Tastemaker Albums

by VVN Music

As we previously reported, Metallica is back at the top of the Album Sales chart with Hardwired...to Self Destruct.

Hardwired is proving to be a very resilient album that, even when streaming is added in, still jumped from 19 to 5 on the Billboard 200. It also is at the top of the Independent, Rock and Hard Rock Albums.

Only one album by a veteran artist debuts on this week's chart. Raekwon is at 88 with The Wild, his second lowest charting solo album ever and the lowest since 2003's The Lex Diamond Story only went to 102.

One other debut of note is Damage and Joy by The Jesus and Mary Chain. While the album did not make the Billboard 200, it is at the top of the Tastemaker Albums chart. Damage and Joy is the band's first album since 1998.

The top forty albums this week by veteran artists who have been recording twenty years or more (Billboard 200 position in parenthesis). Debuts are in blue:
  1. Hardwired...to Self Destruct - Metallica (5)
  2. Ripcord - Keith Urban (25)
  3. Flowers in the Dirt - Paul McCartney (33)
  4. Greatest Hits 1970 - 2002 - Elton John (57)
  5. Lemonade - Beyonce (69)
  6. This is Acting - Sia (77)
  7. The Eminem Show - Eminem (80)
  8. Legend - Bob Marley & the Wailers (83)
  9. Greatest Hits I, II & III: The Platinum Collection - Queen (85)
  10. The Wild - Raekwon (88)
  11. Spirit - Depeche Mode (94)
  12. Metallica - Metallica (96)
  13. Greatest Hits - Journey (97)
  14. Greatest Hits - 2Pac (104)
  15. Curtain Call: The Hits - Eminem (106)
  16. Hot Thoughts - Spoon (107)
  17. 4Ever - Prince (109)
  18. Sing It Now: Songs of Hope and Faith - Reba McEntire (112)
  19. Chronicle: The 20 Greatest Hits - Creedence Clearwater Revival (114)
  20. Windy City - Alison Krauss (125)
  21. The Essential Michael Jackson - Michael Jackson (126)
  22. Greatest Hits - Guns N' Roses (130)
  23. The Essential Billy Joel - Billy Joel (133)
  24. Greatest Hits - Notorious B.I.G. (136)
  25. The Legend of Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash (137)
  26. Rumours - Fleetwood Mac (140)
  27. 1 - Beatles (141)
  28. Greatest Hits - Red Hot Chili Peppers (143)
  29. Beyonce - Beyonce (146)
  30. Abbey Road - Beatles (147)
  31. The Definitive Collection - Stevie Wonder (148)
  32. Cosmic Hallelujah - Kenny Chesney (152)
  33. Recovery - Eminem (154)
  34. Nevermind - Nirvana (155)
  35. Thriller - Michael Jackson (158)
  36. The Marshall Mathers LP 2 - Eminem (161)
  37. I Am...Sasha Fierce - Beyonce (164)
  38. The Ultimate Hits - Garth Brooks (179)
  39. The Very Best of the Eagles - Eagles (180)
The top ten albums overall:
  1. More Life - Drake
  2. ÷ (Divide) - Ed Sheeran
  3. Tremaine the Album - Trey Songz
  4. Beauty and the Beast - Soundtrack
  5. Hardwired...to Self Destruct - Metallica
  6. 24K Magic - Bruno Mars
  7. Moana - Soundtrack
  8. Rather You Than Me - Rick Ross
  9. Future - Future
  10. Starboy - The Weeknd
      The top ten vinyl albums:
      1. ÷ (Divide) - Ed Sheeran
      2. Heartless - Pallbearer
      3. Souvenir - Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors
      4. Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 1 - Various Artists
      5. Legend Bob Marley & the Wailers
      6. La La Land - Soundtrack
      7. Hot Thoughts - Spoon
      8. Flowers in the Dirt - Paul McCartney
      9. Back to Black - Amy Winehouse
      10. We All Want the Same Things - Craig Finn
        The top ten singles:
        1. Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
        2. That's What I Like - Bruno Mars
        3. Something Just Like This - The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
        4. I Feel It Coming - The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk
        5. iSpy - KYLE Featuring Lil Yachty
        6. Bad and Boujee - Migos Featuring Lil Uzi Vert
        7. I Don't Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades of Gray) - Zayn / Taylor Swift
        8. Tunnel Vision - Kodak Black
        9. Paris - The Chainsmokers
        10. Passionfruit - Drake
        Veteran artists at the top of other Billboard charts:
        • Albums
          • Album Sales - Hardwired...to Self Destruct - Metallica
          • Independent Albums - Hardwired...to Self Destruct - Metallica
          • Catalog Albums - Flowers in the Dirt - Paul McCartney
          • Tastemaker Albums - Damage and Joy - The Jesus and Mary Chain
          • Rock Albums - Hardwired...to Self Destruct - Metallica
          • Hard Rock Albums - Hardwired...to Self Destruct - Metallica
          • Bluegrass Albums - Windy City - Alison Krauss
          • Jazz Albums - Dance of Time - Elaine Elias
          • World Albums - Dance of Time - Elaine Elias
          • Latin Pop Albums - Ones - Selena
          • Tracks/Singles
            • Adult Alternative Songs - Hot Thoughts - Spoon
            • Mainstream Rock Songs - Help - Papa Roach
            • Latin Songs - Despacito - Luis Fonsi Featuring Daddy Yankee
            • Latin Airplay - Subeme La Radio Enrique Iglesias Featuring Descemer Bueno, Zion & Lennox
            • Latin Digital Song Sales - Despacito - Luis Fonsi Featuring Daddy Yankee
            • Latin Streaming Songs - Despacito - Luis Fonsi Featuring Daddy Yankee
            • Latin Pop Songs - Despacito - Luis Fonsi Featuring Daddy Yankee
            • Christian Digital Song Sales - Even If - MercyMe
            • Christian Streaming Song - Monster - Skillet


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