Led Zeppelin Sales Exceed Predictions
Led Zeppelin III

Led Zeppelin III

Led Zeppelin Sales Exceed Predictions

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on June 13, 2014

in New Music,News,Noise Pro

Led Zeppelin 1, 2 and 3 reissues have sold more in the first week than anticipated.

There were high expectations for the deluxe rereleases of Led Zeppelin I, II and III with predictions changing all week from all three making the top ten to the final take that said two of three would make it.

In the end, all three made it and they did it in release order with I coming in at number 7, II at 9 and III at 10. These successes bode well for the still unscheduled second wave of albums which will include what has become their most popular album, Led Zeppelin IV (aka Zoso) which includes such classics as Black Dog, Rock and Roll, When the Levee Breaks and Stairway to Heaven.

Fairing well in its fourth week of release is Michael Jackson’s Xscape which drops from 7 to 12. Taking a much bigger fall is Mariah Carey’s latests which goes 3 to 18 in its second week of release.

The highest actual debut (in Billboard terms) by a veteran artist is down at 38 with ex-Husker Du member Bob Mould’s Beauty and Ruin. His 11th solo album, it’s his highest charting on the Billboard charts, exceeding 2012’s Silver Age which peaked at 52.

At this week’s number 52 spot is another “reentry” of an older album in a deluxe edition, Soundgarden’s Superunknown, newly issued in a four-CD/one-DVD set. The Super Deluxe version is being treated as a separate entity and debuts at 97.

Rich Robinson follows closely on the heels of brother and Black Crowes bandmate Chris Robinson, who released his own band’s latest album in April, with the new release The Ceaseless Sight. It’s his fifth solo album, along with one with his brother, outside of the Crowes, and his first to hit the charts.

Echo and the Bunnymen return to the charts for the first time in 27 years with their latest, Meteorites, opening at 138. Their last to make the top 200 was 1987’s Echo and the Bunnymen which went to 51. The band had released six other studio albums in between the two sets.

Dave Alvin, previously of the Blasters, X and the Knitters, starts at 144 along with his brother, Phil Alvin (the Blasters), on Common Ground: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy. Phil had previously released two studio albums while Dave has released 13. Dave’s debut album, Romeo’s Escape, hit number 116 back in 1987.

At 161 is the premier of Comet Come to Me by Meshell Ndegeocello. Her eleventh studio album since her 1993 debut, it’s her fifth best showing behind Peace Beyond Passion (1996 / #63), Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape (2002 / #67), Bitter (1999 / #105) and Comfort Woman (2003 / #150).

Finally, Bauhaus’ Peter Murphy comes in at 173 with Lion, his first charting solo album in 22 years.

This week’s album chart is led by Miranda Lambert’s Platinum followed by the Frozen soundtrack, Brantley Gilbert’s Just As I Am, 50 Cent’s Animal Ambition: An Untamed Desire to Win and Coldplay’s Ghost Story.

On the singles chart, Iggy Azalea is once again at number 1 with Fancy followed by Ariana Grande’s (with Iggy Azalea) Problem, John Legend’s All of Me, DJ Snake and Lil John’s Turn Down For What and the only mover this week, Wiggle by Jason Derulo featuring Snoop Dogg.

Other Billboard charts with veteran artists at number 1:
R&B Albums – Xscape – Michael Jackson
Blues Albums – Common Ground: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy – Dave & Phil Alvin
Catalog Albums – Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin
Tastemaker Albums – Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin
Latin Albums – Corazon – Santana
Latin Pop Albums – Corazon – Santana

more from vvnmusic.com

Never miss a story! Get your free Noise11.com daily music news email alert. Subscribe to the Noise11 Music Newsletter here

Listen to the Noise11 Music News channel now at iHeartRadio

Follow Noise11.com on Facebook and Twitter



Related Posts

JBLZE Jason Bonham Led Zeppelin Experience
Jason Bonham Apologises To Jimmy Page over Cocaine Comments

Jason Bonham, the son of the late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, has apologised to his dad’s co-founder Jimmy Page for describing instances with hard drugs via Page as a kid on tour with Led Zep.

April 19, 2019
Lez Zeppelin with Jimmy Page
Jimmy Page Approved Lez Zeppelin To Play Memo Music Hall This Weekend

New York-based Lez Zeppelin will be in Melbourne this weekend for a show at Memo Music Hall in St Kilda on Saturday night.

April 5, 2019
Greta Van Fleet
Greta Van Fleet cancel rest of Australian tour

Greta Van Fleet have cancelled the remainder of their Australian tour due to illness. Josh Kiszka has laryngitis and the Melbourne shows have been cancelled.

February 5, 2019
Greta Van Fleet
Greta Van Fleet sell-out The Forum and upgrade to Festival Hall

Greta Van Fleet, America’s great rock hope, has sold out the intimate Forum Theatre in Melbourne and upscaled their second show to the much Festival Hall.

November 14, 2018
Greta Van Fleet
Greta Van Fleet Announce Their First Australian Tour

Led Zeppelin heirs Greta Van Fleet will bring their March of the Peaceful Army tour to Australia in 2019.

October 11, 2018
Led Zeppelin x Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin Began Recording First Album 50 Years Ago This Week

September 25, 1968. Led Zeppelin entered the studio for the very first time to begin work on the debut album ‘Led Zeppelin’.

September 29, 2018
Led Zeppelin IV
Led Zeppelin To Face New Legal Action Over Stairway To Heaven

The Spirit vs Led Zeppelin case is going back to court.

September 29, 2018