Queens of the Stone Age Get Their Third Top Five Album in the U.S.; Savoy Brown Tops the Blues Albums Chart

by VVN Music

The Queens of the Stone Age have gotten their third top five album with Villains.

The band first reached that height in 2005 when Lullabies to Paralyze went to number 5 followed by their 2013 chart topper ...Like Clockwork.

Villains was also the top selling album of the week but fell to third when streaming was added to the equation. It also tops the Vinyl, Independent, Tastemakers and Rock Albums charts.

Last week, only two albums by veteran artists debuted on the Billboard 200 and, now, this week there is only one, the Queens of the Stone Age album.  The rest of the chart is filled with Greatest Hits sets and catalog titles with only a few current releases.

The top twenty albums this week by veteran artists who have been recording twenty years or more (Billboard 200 position in parenthesis). Debuts are in blue:
  1. Villains - Queens of the Stone Age (3)
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 2 - Various Artists (26)
  3. 4:44 - Jay-Z (33)
  4. Curtain Call: The Hits - Eminem (50)
  5. Ripcord - Keith Urban (75)
  6. Greatest Hits I, II & III: The Platinum Collection - Queen (80)
  7. Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 1 - Various Artists (84)
  8. Greatest Hits - 2Pac (86)
  9. One More Light - Linkin Park (95)
  10. Legend - Bob Marley & the Wailers (101)
  11. Lemonade - Beyonce (109)
  12. The Essential Michael Jackson - Michael Jackson (113)
  13. [Hybrid Theory] - Linkin Park (114)
  14. Greatest Hits - Journey (119)
  15. Chronicle: The 20 Greatest Hits - Creedence Clearwater Revival (122)
  16. Greatest Hits - Guns N' Roses (133)
  17. Greatest Hits - Notorious B.I.G. (141)
  18. Metallica - Metallica (144)
  19. Rumours - Fleetwood Mac (148)
  20. All-Time Greatest Hits - Neil Diamond (152)
Veteran blues-rockers Savoy Brown are at the top of the Blues Albums with Witchy Feelin'.

Over on the singles chart, Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi's Despacito dropped from 1 to 2, unseated by the new Taylor Swift single.  That brings to an end their record tying sixteen weeks at number 1.

Veteran dance artist Deborah Cox scored her thirteenth number 1 Dance Club song with "Let the World Be Ours Tonight".

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