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Paul McCartney is on US bestseller list again after 36 years

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Paul McCartney is on US bestseller list again after 36 years

Paul McCartney returned on Sunday (16) to the top of the bestseller list in the United States with a solo album for the first time in 36 years. “Egypt Station” – 16 tracks album – came in first in the Billboard magazine rankings.


The 76-year-old star spared no effort to promote the album and was in several American talk shows, as well as having a free show at Grand Central Station in New York.

Surprisingly, the former Beatle didn’t do the same in Britain, where “Egypt Station” debuted in third place on the bestseller list. “Egypt Station” sold the equivalent of 153,000 copies in the United States in the week after its release on September 7, Nielsen Music reported.


Unusually for an album that leads the rankings, virtually all sales happened in the traditional way, rather than streaming purchases or individually downloaded tracks.

McCartney, who came first as a solo artist on Billboard in 1982 with “Tug of War,” garnered the second-highest number-one album for any artist.

The record belongs to Johnny Cash, who overcomes McCartney for seven months.

Since “Tug of War,” McCartney has topped the best-selling list in the United States four times with the Beatles’ compilations.

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