Plus: "Rough" marks Dylan's highest charting album in over a decade.
Bob Dylan captures his highest charting album in over a decade on the Billboard 200 chart, as Rough and Rowdy Ways debuts at No. 2 with 53,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending June 25, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. Rough's debut also makes Dylan the first act to have achieved at least one new top 40-charting album in every decade from the 1960s through the 2020s.
Dylan was last higher on the chart with 2009’s Together Through Life, which debuted and peaked at No. 1 on the May 16, 2009-dated chart. All told, Rough and Rowdy Ways marks Dylan’s 23rd top 10 album and 50th top 40 set.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units comprise album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new July 4-dated chart (where Rough and Rowdy Ways bows at No. 2) will be posted in full on Billboard's website on June 30.