The Rolling Stones have topped the UK charts with their covers album, “Blue & Lonesome.”
According to The Official Charts Company, the project debuts at No. 1 in the band’s native UK with first-week sales of 106,000 (95,000 in traditional album sales).
The veteran rockers also earned a No. 1 debut in Australia, while snagging a No. 4 entry on the US Billboard 200.
Billboard reports the band’s first new album in a decade enters the chart with opening week sales of 123,000 equivalent album units, of which 120,000 were traditional album sales.
The project also extends the Stones record-extending 37th top 10 album on the Billboard 200, ahead of second-place Barbra Streisand with 34; no act has earned more top 10 albums in the history of the prestigious music industry chart.
“Blue & Lonesome” was recorded over three days last December at British Grove Studios in West London and was produced by Don Was, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.
The group played live in the studio without overdubs and were joined on two tunes by Eric Clapton, who happened to be in the next studio making his own record.
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