Insane Clown Posse Get Biggest Album of the Week by a Veteran Artist in the U.S.; Blur Sets New High

Insane Clown Posse, one of the most controversial artists over the last two decades, debut at number 17 with their new album, The Marvelous Missing Link (Lost), giving them the highest ranked album for the week by a veteran artist.

Lost is the duos thirteenth studio album and the eighth to make the top twenty. Their biggest hit albums:
  • The Amazing Jeckel Brothers (1999 / #4)
  • Bang! Pow! Boom! (2009 / #4)
  • The Mighty Death Pop! (2012 / #4)
  • Hell's Pit (2004 / #12)
  • The Wraith: Shangri-La (2002 / #15)
  • The Marvelous Missing Link (Lost) (2015 / #17)
  • Bizaar (2000 / #20)
  • The Tempest (2007 / #20)
Sales wise, their biggest album was 1997's The Great Milenko which only reached a peak of 63 on the Billboard 200 but went on, over time, to sell 1.7 million copies.

Blur premier at 24 with The Magic Whip, by far the best showing they have ever had on the U.S. charts.

Recently, the group's Damon Albarn said that he wasn't sure if the band would be doing any touring of the U.S. in support of the album as they have never found much success in this country. Up until this week, their highest charting album was 2003's Think Tank which went to number 56. That's compared to six straight number 1's in the U.K.

At number 31 is another of the Grateful Dead's long line of archive releases, Dave's Picks, Volume 14: Academy of Music, New York, NY 3/26/72. Almost every one of these releases fall from the top 200 in their second week, indicating that their big week of sales are based on pre-orders at the Grateful Dead site. 

Eric Clapton's new compilation, Forever Man, starts at number 48. The album concentrates on the almost three decades that Clapton spent on Reprise Records. 

Raekwon debuts at 60 with his sixth studio album, Fly International Luxurious Art. It's the second worst chart position for one of the rapper's solo albums behind 2003's The Lex Diamond Story which only made it to 102. Raekwon's other four albums all reached the top 12. 

The top five albums for the week in the U.S.:
  1. Jekyll + Hyde - Zac Brown Band
  2. Stages - Josh Groban
  3. Furious 7 - Soundtrack
  4. Suffer in Peace - Tyler Farr
  5. If You're Reading This, It's Too Late - Drake
The top five singles on the Hot 100:
  1. See You Again - Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth (4th week)
  2. Trap Queen - Fetty Wap
  3. Uptown Funk! - Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars
  4. Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey) - The Weeknd
  5. Shut Up and Dance - Walk the Moon
Veteran artists at the top of other Billboard charts:
  • Albums
    • Blues Albums - A Fool to Care - Boz Scaggs
    • Jazz Albums - Ultimate Sinatra - Frank Sinatra
    • Reggae Albums - Strictly Roots - Morgan Heritage
    • Comedy Albums - Mandatory Fun - Weird Al Yankovic
    • Catalog Albums - Journey's Greatest Hits - Journey
    • Latin Albums - Cama Incendiada - Mana
    • Latin Pop Albums - Cama Incendiada - Mana
  • Tracks/Singles
    • Mainstream Rock Songs - Heavy is the Head - Zac Brown Band Featuring Chris Cornell
    • Adult R&B Songs - Every Moment - Jodeci
    • Latin Songs - El Perdon - Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias
    • Latin Airplay - El Perdon - Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias
    • Latin Digital Songs - Bailando - Enrique Iglesias Featuring Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona
    • Latin Streaming Songs - Bailando - Enrique Iglesias Featuring Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona
    • Latin Pop Songs - El Perdon - Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias

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