Eminem Drops From Album Top Ten But Is Still Top Veteran; Black Label Society & They Might Be Giants Debut

by VVN Music

For the sixth week, Eminem has the top selling album in the U.S. by a veteran artist but, for the first time, he is not in the top ten. Revival falls from 8 to 14 and is the highest charting of the four veteran albums in the top forty.

Black Label Society come in at 29 with their tenth studio album, Grimmest Hits. It's their lowest charting in fourteen years after Mafia (2005 / #15), Shot to Hell (2006 / #21), Order of the Black (2010 / #4) and Catacombs of the Black Vatacan (2014 / #5).

Grimmest Hits is also number 1 on the Independent and Hard Rock Albums.

They Might Be Giants fail to break into the top 100 with I Like Fun starting at 108. Of their twenty studio albums, nine have made it to 100 or higher with 2011's Join Us being the highest at number 32.

Those are the only two new albums by veteran artists to make the Billboard 200 this week; however, there are a couple of notable returns.  Three Def Leppard albums return to the chart after the band finally released their catalog for download and streaming. Hysteria is at 39, Vault: Greatest Hits 1980-1995 at 79 and Pyromania at 146.  Hysteria also tops the Catalog Albums chart.

In addition, the new deluxe version of the self-titled debut of the classic lineup of Fleetwood Mac opens up at 132 while Rumours continues to chart well at 124.

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. Revival - Eminem (14)
  2. Grimmest Hits - Black Label Society (29)
  3. Red Pill Blues - Maroon 5 (35)
  4. Hysteria - Def Leppard (39)
  5. Curtain Call: The Hits - Eminem (57)
  6. Diamonds - Elton John (75)
  7. Greatest Hits - Tom Petty & the Heartbrekers (78)
  8. Vault: Greatest Hits 1980 - 1995 - Def Leppard (79)
  9. Stars: The Best of the Cranberries 1992 - 2002 - Cranberries (81)
  10. All-Time Greatest Hits - Neil Diamond (86)
  11. Greatest Hits I, II & III - Queen (97)
  12. I Like Fun - They Might Be Giants (108)
  13. Thriller - Michael Jackson (113)
  14. Greatest Hits - 2Pac (119)
  15. Sweet Southern Sugar - Kid Rock (122)
  16. Rumours - Fleetwood Mac (124)
  17. The Essential Billy Joel - Billy Joel (125)
  18. Journey's Greatest Hits - Journey (128)
  19. Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac (132)
  20. Legend - Bob Marley & the Wailers (133)
On the singles side, Justin Timberlake again has the highest charting with "Filthy" which drops from 29 to 33 in its third week. Eminem and Ed Sheeran are one spot lower with "River". Timberlake's third track from his upcoming Man of the Woods, "Supplies", debuts at 71.

Beck tops the Rock Airplay chart with "Up All Night".

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