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MEATLOAFING THE CHARTS!

Written by on 02/02/2022

Source – Billboard

Following Meat Loaf’s death on Jan. 20, the rocker’s music returns to the Billboard charts, including a new peak on the Billboard 200 for his classic 1977 album Bat Out of Hell. He also re-enters at No. 3 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Feb. 5), which ranks the most popular artists of the week in the U.S.

Bat Out of Hell
– Billboard 200, No. 13 (re-entry, new peak, surpassing its original No. 14 peak in 1978; 28,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. – up 3,677%, according to MRC Data)
– Top Album Sales, No. 2 (re-entry and new peak; 16,000 sold – up 7,375%.)
– Top Rock Albums, No. 1 (debut)
– Catalog Albums, No. 1 (re-entry, 23rd week at No. 1)
– Vinyl Albums, No. 20 (debut; 2,000 sold – up 4,281%

Bat Out of Hell: Back Into Hell
– Billboard 200, No. 91 (re-entry, spent a week at No. 1 in 1993; 10,000 equivalent album units earned – up 2,320%)
– Top Album Sales, No. 22 (re-entry; 4,000 sold – up 7,746%)
– Top Rock Albums, No. 10 (debut)
– Top Hard Rock Albums, No. 2 (debut)
– Catalog Albums, No. 27 (debut)

The Essential Meat Loaf
– Top Album Sales, No. 95 (debut; 2,000 sold – up 19,250%)

In total, Meat Loaf’s overall catalog of albums earned 47,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending Jan. 27, according to MRC Data – up 3,201% compared to the previous week. Of that sum, album sales comprised 27,000 – a gain of 5,648%.


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