Paul McCartney Tops The Billboard Chart with No. 1 Debut
Where is Paul McCartney going? To the toppermost poppermost!
The Beatle icon’s latest album, Egypt Station, bowed at number one on the Billboard 200, marking his first chart-topper since 1982’s Tug of War.
Upon hearing the news, McCartney took to social media to proclaim, “Yippee!”
The album, released September 7, outsold Eminem with 153,000 equivalent album units — which represents the number of streaming and song downloads, combined with traditional album sales — according to Billboard.
Even more exciteing, 147,000 of those sales came from good, old fashioned album sales..
The collection also marks the 76-year-old rocker’s eighth number one album, and his first to debut at the top.
McCartney took to Twitter to give fans a thank you:
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) September 16, 2018