Paul McCartney's 'Egypt Station' Debuts Atop Billboard 200 With Unpredictable Units

The new effort marks the rock legend's first No. 1 debut as well as first No. 1 album in 36 years on the chart.

AceShowbiz - Paul McCartney's "Egypt Station" debuts atop Billboard 200, marking his eighth No. 1 effort on the chart. The album racked up 153,000 equivalent album units in the week ending September 13, according to Nielsen Music. It sold more than expected since it was previously predicted that the set would only rack up 115,000 units.

Making its way out via MPL/Capitol Records, "Egypt Station" also marks the rocker's first No. 1 album in 36 years since his 1982 album "Tug of War". It is additionaly his first solo album to debut atop the chart. Furthermore, McCartney scores his largest sales week for an album in over ten years as "Egypt Station" sold 147,000 copies in traditional album sales. Meanwhile, its lead single "Come On to Me" marks his first top 10 on Adult Alternative Songs airplay chart in over 20 years.

Trailing behind "Egypt Station" is Eminem's "Kamikaze", which slips to No. 2 with 136,000 units after bowing at No. 1 last week. Gospel singer Lauren Daigle earns her highest charting album and first top 10 as her latest release "Look Up Child" launches at No. 3 with 115,000 units. It is also the highest charting Christian album since NEEDTOBREATHE's "HARDLOVE" peaked at No. 1 in 2016.

Another album which debuts within top 10 of this week's chart is Russ' "Zoo". The effort arrives at No. 4 with 79,000 units. Meanwhile, Drake's record-breaking "Scorpion" falls to No. 5 with 71,000 units. Following his sudden passing, Mac Miller's "Swimming" vaults from No. 71 to No. 6 with 67,000 units.

Travis Scott (II)'s "Astroworld" descends to No. 7 with 66,000 units. Post Malone's "Beerbongs & Bentleys" climbs down to No. 8 with 48,000 units, while $uicideboy$ scores their third debut on top 10 with "I Want to Die in New Orleans". The set arrives at No. 9 with 46,000 units. Rounding out the top 10 for this week is Ariana Grande's "Sweetener", which dips to No. 10 with 44,000 units.

  1. "Egypt Station" - Paul McCartney (153,000 units)
  2. "Kamikaze" - Eminem (136,000 units)
  3. "Look Up Child" - Lauren Daigle (115,000 units)
  4. "Zoo" - Russ (79,000 units)
  5. "Scorpion" - Drake (71,000 units)
  6. "Swimming" - Mac Miller (67,000 units)
  7. "Astroworld" - Travis Scott (II) (66,000 units)
  8. "Beerbongs & Bentleys" - Post Malone (48,000 units)
  9. "I Want to Die in New Orleans" - $uicideboy$ (46,000 units)
  10. "Sweetener" - Ariana Grande (44,000 units)

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