Paul McCartney Lands First No.1 Album on Billboard in 31 Years with ‘McCartney III’
Paul McCartney has just released a new album, and Ringo Starr has also released a new single. And you can easily be mistaken into thinking that we’re back into the 60s. But, the reality is that it’s 2021. And not only are these two former Beatles releasing new songs but Sir Paul’s album McCartney III has made it to the number 1 spot on the Billboard charts!
Paul McCartney is back on top of the Billboard charts after 31 years!
Sir Paul McCartney dethroned none other than Taylor Swift and her hit album Evermore to clinch the top spot on Billboard in the US. Not only that, but it was also the biggest sales week for a rock album by a solo artist. Moreover, guess who held the record the last time? Yes, it was Sir Paul with his 2018 album Egypt Station. Upon hearing that news, Sir Paul was really happy and did not shy away from expressing it. He tweeted while sharing a video of himself dancing to the tunes from his new album McCartney III:
That feeling when your album goes to Number One on the US Billboard Top Album Sales Chart!
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) December 28, 2020
And Paul McCartney’s success was not limited just to the United States. He performed exceptionally well in the UK charts as well. He topped their too and thanked everyone while talking to the officials:
I just want to say Happy Christmas, Happy New Year, and a big thank you to everyone who helped get my record to Number 1 in the album charts.
Moreover, this was extra special for Sir Paul as this was the first time since 1989 that he topped the charts in the UK. Last time, he did so with Flowers In The Dirt. That’s a 31-year long gap, and now he’s back with a bang!