Charts: Led Zeppelin's 'In Through the Out Door' Back in Top 10 - Rolling Stone
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On the Charts: Led Zeppelin’s ‘In Through the Out Door’ Back in Top 10

Disney’s ‘Descendants’ soundtrack becomes lowest-selling Number One in charts history


Led Zeppelin perform in June 1980. The reissue for their 1979 LP 'In Through the Out Door' reentered the Billboard 200 this week

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Thirty-six years after Led Zeppelin‘s In Through the Out Door topped the Billboard 200, the band’s eighth studio album was back in the Top 10 this week as the LP’s new reissue reentered the charts at Number Nine. In Through the Out Door sold an additional 24,000 total units in its return to the Billboard 200, where it spent seven weeks at Number One in 1979, Billboard reports. Out Door also scored the highest reentry among the Zeppelin reissues since IV bowed in at Number Seven in November 2014.

The soundtrack for Disney Channel’s Descendants, directed by High School Musical mastermind Kenny Ortega, debuted in the Number One spot thanks to 42,000 total copies. If 42,000 units sounds like a small amount for a Number One album to sell, that’s because it is: Descendants, which only sold 30,000 copies in pure album sales – the additional 12,000 came from a la carte purchases and streams – became the lowest-selling Number One album in charts history, underselling Amos Lee’s LP Mission Bell, which sold 40,000 copies on its way to Number One in 2011.

Future’s DS2, a former top spotter, finished the week at Number Two with 37,000 more copies sold. Taylor Swift’s 1989 followed at Number Three, while last week’s Number One, Jill Scott’s Woman stumbled to Number Six with 27,000 total copies. Little Dicky’s Professional Rapper was the only other debut to reach the Top 10 as the comedy LP reached Number Seven.

While it was a rough week for album sales, things look a lot brighter for the next Billboard 200 thanks to the arrival of Dr. Dre‘s Compton and country star Luke Bryan’s Kill the Lights. Both albums were released August 7th, so their much-needed sales will be included in next week’s charts.


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