The Rolling Stones 'Blue & Lonesome' closes 2016 at No. 1!

Posted on January 3, 2017


The Rolling Stones closed 2016 at the top of the Global Albums Chart
after selling another 317,000 copies of their latest LP 'Blue &
Lonesome' released on December 2, 2016. It is the band's first Album to
feature only cover songs, and their first studio release since 2005's 'A
Bigger Bang'. Eric Clapton contributed guitar on two tracks. The album
debuted at No. 1 on the World chart moving 477,000 units, 106,000 of
those in the UK where it also debuted at No. 1, the second-highest
opening sales week for an album in the UK in 2016. In the US, it debuted
at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 with 123,000 album-equivalent units, of
which 120,000 were pure album sales. Last week the Album sold another
318.000 copies globally, second only to J. C Cole's '4 Your Eyes Only'
which debuted at No. 1 on the global chart after selling 417,000 copies!
With this week's sales, in total, 'Blue & Lonesome' has now sold a total
of 1,112,000 units worldwide in its first three weeks since its release!

Pentatonix's 'Christmas' effort reaches a new peak at no.2, driven by a
31,5% sales boost to 238,000 copies!

Bruno Mars' '24k Magic' climbs two slots to no.3 with sales of 216,000.

Adele's '25' re-enters the Global Top 10 at No. 9 after selling another
100,000 units!

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