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Disney’s Guardians of the Galaxy ST materializes at
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THE CHARTING IS
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Petty Earns First #1 Album Bow, Showing—With Clapton, Guardians—Power of Classic Rock, Pop

Reprise’s Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers celebrate their first album to debut at #1 on the HITS Building Album Sales Chart after 38 years. The classic rock staple raked in a whopping 126k for their 13 th studio album, Hypnotic Eye.

The large bow was powered by a Ticketmaster ticket bundle; approximately half of Eye’s sales come from ticket purchases for their current tour.

Eric Clapton’s J.J. Cale tribute on Bushbranch/Surfdog, featuring friends Petty, Willie Nelson, Mark Knopfler and John Mayer, debuted in the #2 spot with 59k. What year is it again? We’ve apparently smoked so much weed that we’ve traveled back to the late ‘70s. Hey, it's nice here.

Disney’s Guardians of the Galaxy ST, a self-titled Mix Tape of pop and rock chestnuts, materializes at #3 with a 57k bow following the blockbuster film's $94m opening.

Speaking of Disney, the Frozen snowstorm shovels in another 34k in its 36th week (-6%).

Steve Barnett’s Team Capitol continues to celebrate 5 Seconds of Summer’s full-length, which topped last week’s chart at #1 with 253k.The Aussie pop-rockers managed to rake in another 55k, landing at #4 this week.

Island’s teen heartthrob Shawn Mendes rounds out the Top 5 with 48k for his digital-only EP. In a related story, pubescent hormone spikes are causing satellite interference nationwide. Capitol’s Sam Smith, who’s also been known to prompt some swooning, chugs right along in the Top 10, per usual, with 32k (+1%).

Roadrunner’s Theory of a Deadman debuts at #8 with 28k, while Warner Bros. sees Jenny Lewis appear at #13 with 17k and PARTYNEXTDOOR (OVO/Warner Bros.) emerge at #15 with 15k.


Also noteworthy: Brantley Gilbert’s Just As I Am goes up 13% in his 11th week, moving him up to the #12 slot.

Streeting at presstime is Now 51, now on Legacy through Sony, while still on the Now record label, which we understand to be a joint venture between UMG and Sony that is also … sorry, we had a little disco nap there. Meanwhile, Now 50 is still in the Top 10. Republic's Godsmack and Spoon (Loma Vista through Concord) also street today.

Island’s breaking British pop-rock hearththrobs, The Vamps, dropped their EP yesterday for a Monday release and immediately soared to #2 at iTunes.

For a glimpse of next week's chart and debuts, go here.

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Spoon and Jenny Lewis are among the many artists on San Francisco’s Outside Lands fest line-up this weekend. Our own #henchhipster is scheduled to be in attendance; stay tuned for her rundown on the revelry.

In other news, John Boehner and the U.S. House of Representatives have decided to sue us.

 

 

 

 

 

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