Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Rock & Roll in the NEWS: Where New Rock Meets Old Rock...June 26, 2018 (Fleetwood Mac's 'Very Best Of' Album Surpasses 2 Million Sold)

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Fleetwood Mac's 'Very Best Of' Album Surpasses 2 Million Sold

(L-R) Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks and John McVie of the rock group 'Fleetwood Mac'



On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart (dated June 23), Dave Matthews Band opened at No. 1 with Come Tomorrow, marking the group’s seventh leader. The set earned 292,000 equivalent album units in the week ending June 14, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 285,000 were in traditional album sales.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the week’s most popular albums based on their overall consumption. That overall unit figure combines pure album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

Now, let’s take a closer look at some of the action on the rest of the Billboard 200:

— Sugarland, Bigger – No. 11 — The country duo returns with its first album since 2010, as Bigger bows at No. 11 with 30,000 equivalent album units earned. The set's current single single “Babe,” featuring Taylor Swift, peaked at No. 8 on the Hot Country Songs chart, and has so far climbed to No. 27 on the Country Airplay tally.

— Various Artists, Now That’s What I Call Country, Volume 11 – No. 44 — The Now That’s What I Call Music train keeps a rollin’, as the compilation series nets its 82nd entry on the list with the arrival of Now That’s What I Call Country, Volume 11. The effort enters at No. 44 with 12,000 units (all from traditional album sales).

— Fleetwood Mac, The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac – No. 145 — The band’s The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac compilation surpasses 2 million copies sold in the U.S., as the hits package sold another 2,000 copies in the week ending June 14, bringing its overall sales total to just over 2 million. The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac peaked at No. 12 in 2002, and is one of the act’s 11 top 40-charting efforts on the tally.

— The Beach Boys With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Beach Boys With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – No. 165 — It’s the 56th chart entry for The Beach Boys, and the set also bows atop the overall Classical Albums chart, as well as the Crossover Classical Albums chart. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra took the original recordings of such smashes from The Beach Boys like “California Girls” and “Help Me, Rhonda” and provided orchestral accompaniment.

— Portugal. The Man, Woodstock – No. 199 — Portugal. The Man’s Woodstock celebrates its one-year anniversary on the chart, as the set shifts 186-199 in its 52nd week on the tally. The album debuted and peaked at No. 32 and has never left the list since its release. Through June 14, the album has earned 460,000 equivalent album units, of which 84,000 were in traditional album sales. The set’s songs have collectively accumulated 370 million on-demand audio streams, led by the smash single “Feel It Still” (with 292 million of the 370 million sum). The single spent 20 weeks atop the Alternative Songs airplay chart, and peaked at No. 4 on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100.

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