Classic rockers had a good week on the Billboard 200…
with top-five debuts from [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Elton John[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Rod Stewart[/lastfm].
Elton John’s The Union (with Leon Russell) placed at number three on the chart. Rod Stewart’s fifth covers album, titled Fly Me To The Moon, debuted at number four this week.
The top spot on the Billboard 200 belonged to country duo Sugarland, whose Incredible Machine came in at number one.
The Union features guest appearances by Brian Wilson, Neil Young, Booker T, Don Was, and Robert Randolph. Thus far, the album has sold over 80,000 copies, marking Elton’s biggest sales week since the release of 2002’s Greatest Hits 1970-2002.
Elton will host the second Grey Goose Character and Cocktails AIDS Foundation Winter Ball on Saturday in London.
Fly Me To The Moon features 12 tracks, including “That Old Black Magic,” “Beyond the Sea,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “My Foolish Heart,” “Fly Me To The Moon,” “Sunny Side Of The Street,” and “Moon River.”
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