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Justin Timberlake Drops Just 1 to 2 on Albums Chart; Toto and Sister Hazel Premier

by VVN Music

Justin Timberlake has managed to do what very few veteran artists can.  He's stayed in the top three albums in the U.S. for a second week.

Man of the Woods, his fifth solo studio album and his fourth straight chart topper, has dropped to just number 2 in its second week of release, beat out by the soundtrack to the new movie Black Panther.

While Woods did drop from the top of the Billboard 200, it remains the biggest selling album in the U.S. Black Panther passed it on the strength of streaming. Timberlake is also at number 1 on the Vinyl Albums.

Also continuing his impressive run is Eminem whose Revival moves up from 21 to 19 in its ninth week of release.

Toto had the highest charting debut by a veteran artist for the week with their new compilation, Greatest Hits: 40 Trips Around the Sun opening at number 82. This is their twentieth career collection released since 1990 and the highest charting with Past to Present 1977-1990 being the only other one to make the list, peaking at 153.

Sister Hazel premiers at 96 with the new EP Water, falling short of the peak for their last album, Lighter in the Dark (2016 / #79). The band's highest charting entry was Release (2009 / #37), amazingly beating out ...Somewhere More Familiar (1997 / #47) which contained their biggest hit, "All For You".

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. Man of the Woods - Justin Timberlake (2)
  2. Revival - Eminem (19)
  3. Red Pill Blues - Maroon 5 (36)
  4. Diamonds - Elton John (60)
  5. Greatest Hits - Notorious B.I.G. (72)
  6. The Eminem Show - Eminem (76)
  7. Greatest Hits I, II & III - Queen (81)
  8. Greatest Hits: 40 Trips Around the Sun - Toto (82)
  9. Curtain Call: The Hits - Eminem (92)
  10. Greatest Hits - Tom Petty & the Heartbrekers (93)
  11. Water (EP) - Sister Hazel (96)
  12. Journey's Greatest Hits - Journey (108)
  13. Rumours - Fleetwood Mac (109)
  14. Legend - Bob Marley & the Wailers (112)
  15. The Essential Billy Joel - Billy Joel (117)
  16. Metallica - Metallica (120)
  17. All Eyez on Me - 2Pac (122)
  18. Chronicles: 20 Greatest Hits - Creedence Clearwater Revival (125)
  19. Thriller - Michael Jackson (127)
  20. Greatest Hits: God's Favorite Band - Green Day (132)
Over on the Blues Albums chart, Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa take number 1 with Black Coffee

Timberlake also has the highest charting track by a veteran artist on the Hot 100 with "Say Something" (featuring Chris Stapleton) which drops from 17 to 31. Eminem Featuring Ed Sheeran's River moves up from 42 to 35.