August 07, 2014 02:01:31 GMT
After waiting for 37 years, the singer finally has his first No. 1 album on the chart with 'Hypnotic Eye' which is his latest LP with the Heartbreakers.
Nearly four decades after being formed, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers finally has their first No. 1 album on Billboard 200. The band has their latest album "Hypnotic Eye" landed atop the chart with 131,000 copies sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The album posts Tom Petty's best debut sales week since SoundScan started tracking sales in 1991. It also gives the singer his best sales week since 1994, when his solo album "Wildflowers" sold 161,000 copies in the week after Christmas.
Petty's long wait to finally have a No. 1 album on Billboard 200 appears to be nothing compared to Tony Bennett's 54-year wait. Bennett finally tops the chart in 2011 with his "Duets II".
At No. 2, Eric Clapton's "The Breeze (An Appreciation of JJ Cale)" debuts with 61,000. The set, which is a tribute to singer/songwriter J.J. Cale, gives him his best first-week sales since 2004, when his "Me and Mr. Johnson" (also a tribute album) started at No. 6 with 128,000.
Running closely behind Clapton's new record is the soundtrack of "Guardians of the Galaxy", which opens with 60,000. At No. 4, 5 Seconds of Summer's self-titled album falls from last week's No. 1 after selling additional 54,000. Shawn Mendes' self-titled debut EP arrives at No. 5 with 48,000.
For the first time in 31 weeks, "Frozen (2013)" soundtrack gets kicked out of the top 5. Sitting at No. 6, the record that's now in its 34th consecutive week in the top 10 sells another 33,000.
Sam Smith's "In the Lonely Hour" slips from No. 4 to No. 7 with 30,000. Rock band Theory of a Deadman nabs their second top 10 album with "Savages" which starts at No. 8 with 28,000. At No. 9, Jenny Lewis' "The Voyager" opens with 24,000, giving the singer her highest-charting album ever (and best sales week too). Rounding out the top 10 is Kidz Bop Kids' "Kidz Bop 26", which plunges to No. 10 from last week's No. 5 with 20,000.