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Foo Fighters Have Second Number 1 Album; Crystal Waters Gets 11th Dance Chart Topper

by VVN Music

The Foo Fighters have gotten their second chart topping album in the U.S. as Concrete and Gold debuts at number 1.

The band has done better in Britain, where the album is their fourth to reach the summit, than in their own country where just 2011's Wasting Light and, now, the new album, went all the way. In Your Honor (2005) and Sonic Highways (2014) both peaked at 2 and One by One (2002) and Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace (2007) hit number 3.

Concrete and Gold also tops Billboard's Album Sales, Digital Albums, Vinyl Albums, Tastemakers Albums and Rock Albums charts.

Prophets of Rage, with members of Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill, start at number 16 with their self titled debut.

Yusuf (the former Cat Stevens) was only able to make it to 114 with his latest album, The Laughing Apple. That is the lowest any of his studio albums have gone since 1970's Mona Bone Jakon. Since that time, he's had nine top forty albums and two others that peaked no lower than 52.

Ringo Starr also had a disappointing start with his new set, Give More Love, only making it to 128.  His last four albums made the top 100 with 2010's Y Not doing the best at number 58.

Ricky Dillard and New G premier at 143 with their album 10.  Of their ten albums, only the last three made the Billboard 200 with 2014's Amazing going to 28.

The Doors open at 147 with their compilation The Singles while Gary Numan is in at 154 with Savage: Songs From a Broken World. It's his highest charting album in the U.S. since Telekon (1980 / #64) and only the second album to chart in the last 35 years.

Of the four albums that debuted atop our veteran artists chart last week, only Gregg Allman has fared well with his Southern Blood dropping from 11 to 31.  Neil Young's Hitchiker fell 20 to 127 while Toby Keith, who started at 38 last week, and Tori Amos, who started at 39, fell completely off the Billboard 200.

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. Concrete and Gold - Foo Fighters (1)
  2. Prophets of Rage - Prophets of Rage (16)
  3. Hardwired...To Self Destruct - Metallica (26)
  4. Southern Blood - Gregg Allman (31)
  5. Curtain Call: The Hits - Eminem (48)
  6. 4:44 - Jay-Z (52)
  7. Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 2 - Various Artists (65)
  8. Lemonade - Beyonce (71)
  9. Greatest Hits - 2Pac (77)
  10. Greatest Hits I, II & III: The Platinum Collection - Queen (86)
  11. Ripcord - Keith Urban (96)
  12. Greatest Hits - Red Hot Chili Peppers (97)
  13. Villains - Queens of the Stone Age (99)
  14. One More Light - Linkin Park (110)
  15. Nevermind - Nirvana (112)
  16. The Laughing Apple - Yusuf / Cat Stevens (114)
  17. Greatest Hits - Notorious B.I.G. (122)
  18. Their Greatest Hits: Volumes 1 & 2 - Eagles (124)
  19. Legend - Bob Marley & the Wailers (125)
  20. Hitchhiker - Neil Young (127)
On the genre charts, Gregg Allman tops the Folk/Americana Albums while Jonny Lang is at number 1 on the Blues Albums with Signs. On the Dance Club Songs, Crystal Waters scores her eleventh number 1 single with Testify! in support of HiFi Sean.