Sunday, August 9, 2015

Led Zeppelin reissue lands US Top 10 debut

Led Zeppelin’s expanded reissue of their 1979 album, “In Through The Out Door”, has debuted in the US Top 10.

Billboard reports the album reenters the Billboard 200 album chart at No. 9 with opening week sales of 24,000 units (23,000 from pure album sales).

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

“In Through The Out Door” originally spent seven weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in 1979 and was last on the chart in 1980.

Industry sources expected a Top 10 debut for all three of Led Zeppelin’s July 31 reissues, but 1976’s “Presence” and 1982’s “Coda” failed to hit the mark; their chart positions will be revealed when the new chart is posted on Tuesday.

Led Zeppelin launched the extensive reissues series last June with their first three albums, “Led Zeppelin I”, “Led Zeppelin II” and “Led Zeppelin III”; it continued last October with “Led Zeppelin IV” and “Houses Of The Holy”; and was followed by “1975’s “Physical Graffiti” this past February.

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