Rolling Stones' "Hackney Diamonds" Making it's Way to Number One.

The Rolling Stones' new album, Hackney Diamonds, debuts at number-three on the Billboard 200, making it their 38th Top 10 release, which is the record for the most Top 10-charting albums in the history of the list.

According to Billboard, "Hackney Diamonds’ first-week units, album sales comprise 94,000, streaming equivalent units comprise 6,000 (equaling 8.41 million on-demand official streams of the album’s songs) and track equivalent units comprise 1,000. The album’s sales were enhanced by its availability across more than 30 vinyl variants (totaling 36,000 sold), two deluxe boxed sets (with either a branded shirt or a hat, plus a CD), a digi-pack CD, a CD/blu-ray box set and a standard CD and download album."

Meanwhile in their homeland, Hackney Diamonds, tops the UK's Official Albums Chart after amassing 72,200 chart units to make it the third highest-selling album of 2023. In addition, it's number-one on the UK's Official Vinyl Albums Chart.

It's their 14th number-one album in the UK, and 11th different title to achieve that goal, tying them with The BeatlesRobbie Williams and Bruce Springsteen, all of whom have 11 studio albums hit the top spot. The Beatles have the most number-one albums with 16.

Hackney Diamonds is also number-one in Australia, their 34th Top 10 album Down Under.

In Other Stones News, as fans celebrate the release of new Rolling Stones album “Hackney Diamonds,” they also get to enjoy one of rock’s most iconic collaborations: the band jamming with Beatles legend Paul McCartney. But fans aren’t the only ones who were stoked about the long-awaited collab.

“I felt that it was bloody time,” admitted Keith Richards. “I’ve known Paul for 60 years about.” The guitarist said that rocking out with Sir Paul on their track “Bite My Head Off” was “great fun.” And it wasn’t just because the music turned out well.

“At the end of it,” Richards continued. “I just said, ‘Well, that’s just like the good old days.” The rocker also said former members John Lennon and George Harrison would have also fit right in on the album. “We were the same generation,” said the Rolling Stone great. “And we all loved the same music.”

Source: NME

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