- Paul McCartney‘s recent album, “Egypt Station,” has become his first Billboard No. 1 album in over 36 years.
- “Egypt Station” is McCartney’s eighth No. 1 album and his first since 1982’s “Tug of War.”
Paul McCartney’s recently released 18th solo album, “Egypt Station,” has become his first Billboard No. 1 album in over 36 years, Billboard reported.
The album moved 153,000 equivalent album units, with 147,000 copies in traditional album sales, which exceeded Billboard’s early prediction of its debut.
According to Billboard, “Egypt Station” is McCartney’s eighth No. 1 album (including his albums with Wings) and his first since 1982’s “Tug of War.” (He also scored 19 No. 1 albums with The Beatles, the most all time of any artist or group.)
“Egypt Station” is the first of McCartney’s solo albums to debut at No. 1 on the chart, and it’s also his best-selling LP in over a decade, since his album “Memory Almost Full” debuted at No. 3 in 2007 with 161,000 copies sold.
McCartney backed the release of “Egypt Station” with a noteworthy promotional campaign, which included a lengthy profile with GQ, and appearances on “The Howard Stern Show,” “The Tonight Show,” and Marc Maron’s WTF podcast.
McCartney addressed the news of his No. 1 debut in a tweet on Sunday, writing: “Thanks to all our fabulous fans and the whole team behind this record for making it number one – yippee! Love Paul x.”
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) September 16, 2018
“Egypt Station” has been well reviewed by critics since its release. It currently holds a 73% rating on the reviews aggregator Metacritic.
Listen to the album below:
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