Prince's "Purple Rain" in Second Week as Top Veteran Album; TLC Has Top Debut

by VVN Music

For the second week, Prince has the highest charting album by a veteran artist in the United States with his expanded version of Purple Rain; however, the album falls from 4 to 25.

Moving the other way is the soundtrack for the film Baby Driver, which features a host of veteran artists along with the original title song by Simon & Garfunkel.  The album moves 141 to 27 and was Billboard's greatest gainer of the week.

TLC has the highest debuting album for a veteran artist with their self titled first album in fifteen years. Unfortunately, that decade-and-a-half took a toll on the group's legacy and, at 38, is the lowest charting of their five studio albums and the first of their albums to not make the R&B top ten where it debuts at number 20.

Latin greats Gloria Trevi and Alejandra Guzman debut at number 77 with Versus giving Trevi her second highest charting album on the Billboard 200 after 2011's Gloria, which just edged it out with a peak of 71.  For Guzman it's her first trip onto that chart.

The Beach Boys put two albums on the 200 this week. Their 2012 album Fifty Big Ones: Greatest Hits returns at 142 while their new archive release, 1967: Sunshine Tomorrow debuts at 145.

On the Singles chart, Luis Fonsi with Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber are in their ninth week at number one with Despacito. That puts the song five weeks from tying Los Del Rio's Macarena as the longest running foreign language number 1.

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. Purple Rain - Prince & the Revolution (25)
  2. Baby Driver: Music From the Motion Picture - Various Artists (27)
  3. TLC - TLC (38)
  4. Ripcord - Keith Urban (39)
  5. Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 2 - Various Artists (44)
  6. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - Beatles (51)
  7. Greatest Hits - 2Pac (53)
  8. Legend - Bob Marley & the Wailers (57)
  9. Feed the Machine - Nickelback (61)
  10. Greatest Hits I, II & III: The Platinum Collection - Queen (65)
  11. Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 1 - Various Artists (74)
  12. The Eminem Show - Eminem (76)
  13. Versus Gloria Trevi & Alejandra Guzman (77)
  14. Greatest Hits - Journey (78)
  15. Lemonade - Beyonce (84)
  16. Chronicle: The 20 Greatest Hits - Creedence Clearwater Revival (85)
  17. Curtain Call: The Hits - Eminem (94)
  18. Greatest Hits - The Notorious B.I.G. (104)
  19. El Dorado - Shakira (106)
  20. Rumours - Fleetwood Mac (107)
  21. Hardwired...to Self Destruct - Metallica (108)
  22. Metallica - Metallica (112)
  23. Greatest Hits - Guns N' Roses (114)
  24. Greatest Hits - Tim McGraw (130)
  25. The Joshua Tree - U2 (133)
  26. Icon: Greatest Hits - Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band (139)
  27. Fifty Big Ones: Greatest Hits - Beach Boys (142)
  28. 1967: Sunshine Tomorrow - Beach Boys (145)
  29. The Legend of Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash (147)
  30. Abbey Road - Beatles (148)
  31. 1 - Beatles (149)
  32. Humanz - Gorillaz (150)
  33. Greatest Hits - Red Hot Chili Peppers (153)
  34. Greatest Hits - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers (154)
  35. Thriller - Michael Jackson (155)
  36. Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 - Eagles (157)
  37. This is Acting - Sia (159)
  38. Beyonce - Beyonce (160)
  39. MOSAIC - 311 (161)
  40. Greatest Hits - Simon & Garfunkel (162)
The top ten albums overall:
  1. Grateful - DJ Khaled
  2. Funk Wav Bounces, Vol. 1 - Calvin Harris
  3. DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar
  4. Evolve - Imagine Dragons
  5. ÷ (Divide) - Ed Sheeran
  6. Pretty Girls Like Trap Music - 2 Chainz
  7. 24K Magic - Bruno Mars
  8. Hydrograd - Stone Sour
  9. More Life - Drake
  10. Moana - Soundtrack
      The top ten vinyl albums:
      1. B-Sides and Rarities - Beach House
      2. Purple Rain - Prince & the Revolution
      3. Icon: Greatest Hits - Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
      4. Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band - Beatles
      5. Gravebloom - Arcadia Strain
      6. Crack-Up - Fleet Foxes
      7. Abbey Road - Beatles
      8. Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? - Of Montreal
      9. Shakey Graves & the Horse He Rode In On/Nobody's Fool...E.P. - Shakey Graves
      10. good kid, m.A.A.d cityKendrick Lamar
        The top ten singles:
        1. Despacito - Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
        2. I'm the One - DJ Khaled Featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne
        3. That's What I Like - Bruno Mars
        4. Wild Thoughts - DJ Khaled Featuring Rihanna & Bryson Tiller
        5. Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
        6. Humble. - Kendrick Lamar
        7. Believer - Imagine Dragons
        8. Body Like a Back Road - Sam Hunt
        9. Congratulations - Post Malone Featuring Quavo
        10. Unforgettable - French Montana Featuring Swae Lee
        Veteran artists at the top of other Billboard charts:
        • Albums
          • Independent Albums - MOSAIC - 311
          • Catalog Albums - Purple Rain - Prince & the Revolution
          • Tastemaker Albums - Purple Rain - Prince & the Revolution
          • Hard Rock Albums - Feed the Machine - Nickelback
          • Bluegrass Albums - Windy City - Alison Krauss
          • R&B Albums - Purple Rain - Prince & the Revolution
          • Blues Albums - Live at Carnegie Hall: An Acoustic Evening - Joe Bonamassa
          • Jazz Albums - Turn Up the Quiet - Diana Krall
          • New Age Albums - Enamor - Armik
          • Soundtrack Albums - Purple Rain - Prince & the Revolution
          • Latin Albums - El Dorado - Shakira
          • Latin Pop Albums - El Dorado - Shakira
          • Tracks/Singles
            • Digital Song Sales - Despacito - Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
            • Streaming Songs - Despacito - Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
            • Songs of the Summer - Despacito - Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
            • Dance/Mix Show Airplay - Despacito - Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
            • Smooth Jazz Songs - Lavish - Special EFX
            • 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 - Me Enamore Shakira
            • Christian Songs - Even If - MercyMe
            • Christian Airplay - Even If - MercyMe
            • Christian Digital Song Sales - Even If - MercyMe
            • Christian Streaming Song - Monster - Skillet
            • Gospel Airplay - My World Needs You - Kirk Franklin Featuring Sarah Reeves, Tasha Cobbs & Tamela Mann

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