The Beatles Return With One Of Their Most Successful Releases

Thursday, May 16, 2024

The Beatles are one of several musical acts from decades past that typically manage to appear on at least one Billboard chart every week. The group’s music is still incredibly popular, so it’s not odd to see them rise and fall on the weekly tallies, as Americans can’t stop streaming and buying their many hits.

All that consumption has helped The Beatles return to two rankings this time around. They find their way back with an album that was released decades after they split up and which has gone on to become one of the most successful compilations of all time.

The Beatles' 1 reappears on the Billboard 200 this week at No. 175. That’s a fairly low position for the beloved compilation, but the fact that it’s returning, and not simply climbing or sliding back, shows a noticeable uptick in consumption from one frame to another. It has essentially climbed at least 26 spaces, as last frame it must have been sitting at No. 201, at its highest—though of course no such position actually exists.

In the past tracking week, 1 moved another 8,488 equivalent units. That sum includes only 443 pure purchases, so fans listening on platforms like Spotify and Apple Apple Music did most of the work when it came to bringing The Beatles back to the Billboard 200.

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