Following the death of Adam Yauch, the Beastie Boys get seven albums back in the Billboard 200.
An enormous outpouring of love has followed the untimely death of MCA, the elder statesman of rap pioneers the Beastie Boys. In addition, their catalogue has been bought in droves.
Billboard reports that their 1988 debut Licensed To Ill is at number 18 on the US chart, up 802% on last week.
Their hit compilation Solid Gold Hits is at number 51, their masterpiece Paul’s Boutique at 56, latest album Hot Sauce Committee Part Two at 107, Ill Communication at 109 , Check Your Head at 124 and The Sounds of Science anthology is at 141.
The 55,000 Beastie Boys albums were sold in the two days following the news of Yauch’s passing.
The SoundScan numbers are tallied at the end of each Sunday, so the figures for this week will almost certainly push the albums higher in the chart when the next chart is compiled this coming Sunday 13 May.