Post-Christmas Charts Return to Normal; Eminem's Top Veteran Artist Album & Lots of Catalog Product

by VVN Music

The holiday albums are gone and a host of catalog titles have returned to the charts from veteran artists.

Eminem's Revival remains the highest charting album by a veteran artist for a third week, falling from 4 to 6 while relatively new music from Maroon 5, Alan Jackson, Elton John, U2, Kenny Chesney, Shania Twain, Jay-Z and Tim McGraw & Faith Hill populate much of the rest of the top 20 veteran albums.

The balance are older catalog albums (Thriller, Rumours), and hits collections.

Garth Brooks' The Anthology: Part 1, The First Five Years, which has been riding high through the entire holiday season, drops from 13 to 160 but is still at the top of the Independent Albums chart.

There are no album debuts this week.

Alison Krauss is back on top of the Bluegrass Albums chart with Windy City, Frank Sinatra holds number 1 on the Jazz Albums with Ultimate Christmas and Damien "Jr. Gong" Marley heads the Reggae Albums Stony Hill.

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 (6)
  2. Red Pill Blues - Maroon 5 (33)
  3. Precious Memories Collection - Alan Jackson (45)
  4. Curtain Call: The Hits - Eminem (55)
  5. Greatest Hits - Tom Petty & the Heartbrekers (64)
  6. Diamonds - Elton John (81)
  7. Greatest Hits I, II & III - Queen (90)
  8. Songs of Experience - U2 (92)
  9. Live in No Shoes Nation - Kenny Chesney (95)
  10. Now - Shania Twain (99)
  11. Legend - Bob Marley & the Wailers (103)
  12. Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 2 - Various Artists (104)
  13. Greatest Hits - 2Pac (111)
  14. Greatest Hits: God's Favorite Band - Green Day (112)
  15. 4:44 - Jay-Z
  16. Thriller - Michael Jackson (117)
  17. Rumours - Fleetwood Mac (118)
  18. The Rest of Our Life - Tim McGraw & Faith Hill (119)
  19. Journey's Greatest Hits - Journey (127)
  20. Metallica - Metallica (130)
On the Hot 100, Beyonce is at number 1 in support of Ed Sheeran on "Perfect" along with topping the Radio Songs and Digital Songs Sales charts. Maroon 5 (featuring SZA) is at 21 with "What Lovers Do" and Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber are at 25 with "Despacito" which is in its 51st week on the charts.

On other charts, Beck remains at number 1 on the Alternative Songs chart with "Up All Night" while Barbara Tucker tops the Dance Club Songs with "Think (About It)".

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