Chris Cornell Puts Five Albums on the Charts, New Kids on the Block Debut at 17

by VVN Music

Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 2 holds on to the top spot on the Billboard 200 by a veteran artists as the mix of 60's and 70's tracks only falls 4 to 5.

The bigger new of the week is the number of Chris Cornell projects that have launched back onto the charts in the wake of the singer's death.

Between solo work, Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog, Cornell has five albums in the top 200:
  • Superunknown - Soundgarden (#32)
  • Audioslave - Audioslave (#54)
  • Badmotorfinger - Soundgarden (#110)
  • Temple of the Dog - Temple of the Dog (#136)
  • Scrapbook - Chris Cornell (#183)
The biggest debuting album by a veteran artist goes to New Kids on the Block whose Thankful EP opens at 17. That falls a bit short of their previous two albums for their comeback, The Block (2008 / #2) and 10 (2013 / #6).

Bette Midler and the cast of the Broadway show Hello, Dolly! debut at 60 with the Original Cast Recording. 

Latin great Juanes has placed his seventh album on the Billboard 200 although it is laying about middle of the pack in his chart history. Mis Planes Son Amarte debuts at 77 and tops the Latin Albums and Latin Pop Albums charts.

His Billboard 200 history by chart peak:
  • La Vida...Es Un Ratico (2007 / #13)
  • Mi Sangre (2004 / #33)
  • Loco de Amor (2014 / #36)
  • MTV Unplugged (2012 / #52)
  • Mis Planes Son Amarte (2017 / #77)
  • Un Dia Normal (2002 / #110)
  • P.A.R.C.E. (2010 / #165)
At 115 is the debut of the self titled album from the new band DREAMCAR made up of No Doubt members Tony Kanal, Tom Dumont and Adrian Young along with Davey Havok of AFI.

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. Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 2 - Various Artists (5)
  2. Thankful (EP) - New Kids on the Block (17)
  3. Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 1 - Various Artists (23)
  4. Superunknown - Soundgarden (32)
  5. Humanz - Gorillaz (35)
  6. Ripcord - Keith Urban (39)
  7. Strength of a Woman - Mary J. Blige (42)
  8. Hardwired...to Self Destruct - Metallica (47)
  9. Audioslave - Audioslave (54)
  10. Rumours - Fleetwood Mac (56)
  11. Hello Dolly! - Bette Midler & Cast (60)
  12. Number Ones - Michael Jackson (62)
  13. Legend - Bob Marley & the Wailers (70)
  14. Mis Planes Son Amarte - Juanes (77)
  15. God's Problem Child - Willie Nelson (86)
  16. Greatest Hits - 2Pac (87)
  17. Turn Up the Quiet - Diana Krall (92)
  18. The Eminem Show - Eminem (94)
  19. Metallica - Metallica (95)
  20. Greatest Hits - Journey (99)
  21. Greatest Hits - Queen (104)
  22. Badmotorfinger - Soundgarden (110)
  23. DREAMCAR - DREAMCAR (Davey Havok, Tony Kanal, Tom Dumont, Adrian Young) (115)
  24. All Over the World: The Very Best of the Electric Light Orchestra - Electric Light Orchestra (118)
  25. Lemonade - Beyonce (120)
  26. Lifer MercyMe (124)
  27. Greatest Hits - The Notorious B.I.G. (125)
  28. This is Acting - Sia (127)
  29. Chronicle: The 20 Greatest Hits - Creedence Clearwater Revival (128)
  30. Temple of the Dog - Temple of the Dog (136)
  31. Curtain Call: The Hits - Eminem (141)
  32. Greatest Hits - Red Hot Chili Peppers (143)
  33. 1 - Beatles (145)
  34. Greatest Hits - Guns N' Roses (148)
  35. 4Ever - Prince (154)
  36. Barton Hall, Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY, May 8, 1977 - Grateful Dead (158)
  37. Abbey Road - Beatles (166)
  38. The Joshua Tree - U2 (169)
  39. Nevermind - Nirvana (170)
  40. Simon & Garfunkel's Greatest Hits - Simon & Garfunkel (173)
The top ten albums overall:
  1. Harry Styles - Harry Styles
  2. Welcome Home - Zac Brown Band
  3. DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar
  4. From a Room: Volume 1 - Chris Stapleton
  5. Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 2 - Various Artists
  6. After Laughter - Paramour
  7. More Life - Drake
  8. bloom - Machine Gun Kelly
  9. ÷ (Divide) - Ed Sheeran
  10. 24K Magic - Bruno Mars
      The top ten vinyl albums:
      1. Harry Styles - Harry Styles
      2. The Bob's Burgers Album - Soundtrack
      3. A Fever You Can't Sweat Out - Panic! At the Disco
      4. From a Room: Volume 1 - Chris Stapleton
      5. Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 1 - Various Artists
      6. Legend - Bob Marley & the Wailers
      7. This Old Dog - Mac DeMarco
      8. Labyrinth - David Bowie / Soundtrack
      9. Rumours - Fleetwood Mac
      10. Slowdrive - Slowdrive
        The top ten singles:
        1. Despacito - Louis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
        2. That's What I Like - Bruno Mars
        3. I'm the One - DJ Khaled Featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne
        4. Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
        5. Humble. - Kendrick Lamar
        6. Something Just Like This - The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
        7. Mask Off - Future
        8. XO TOUR Llif3 - Lil Uzi Vert
        9. Stay - Zedd & Alessia Cara
        10. Malibu - Miley Cyrus
        Veteran artists at the top of other Billboard charts:
        • Albums
          • Independent Albums - Thankful (EP) - New Kids on the Block
          • Catalog Albums - Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 1 - Various Artists
          • Heatseaker Albums - Slowdrive - Slowdrive
          • Bluegrass Album - Windy City - Alison Krauss
          • Jazz Albums - Turn Up the Quiet - Diana Krall
          • Soundtracks - Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 2 - Various Artists
          • New Age Albums - The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda - Alice Coltrane
          • Latin Albums - Mis Planes Son Amarte - Juanes
          • Latin Pop Albums - Mis Planes Son Amarte - Juanes
          • Christian Albums - Lifer - MercyMe
          • Blues Albums - TajMo - Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo'
          • Tracks/Singles
            • Digital Song Sales - Despacito - Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
            • Streaming Songs - Despacito - Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
            • On-Demand Streaming Songs - Despacito - Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
            • Latin Songs - Despacito - Luis Fonsi Featuring Daddy Yankee
            • Latin Airplay - Despacito - Luis Fonsi Featuring Daddy Yankee
            • 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
            • Tropical Songs - Deja Vu - Prince Royce & Shakira
            • Christian Streaming Song - Monster - Skillet

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