Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Garth Brooks' 'Ultimate' Returns
Also: Cannibal Corpse scores its highest charting album ever.
On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Barbra Streisand made history with her 10th No. 1 album: Partners. With the arrival, she became the first act to achieve No. 1 albums in each of the last six decades. Streisand led a busy week in the top 10, where a total of seven albums arrived in the region.
Of course, there was lots of action elsewhere on the chart. Let's take a closer look:
— Garth Brooks, The Ultimate Hits - No. 27 - The country star's best-of returns to the list for the first time since 2010, after it was reissued by RCA Nashville (9,000 sold, up from a negligible figure the week previous).
— Cannibal Corpse, Skeletal Domain - No. 32 - The metal band logs its highest charting album ever, starting at No. 32 with 9,000. It's the second top 40 set for the group, which also visited the region with 2012's Torture (No. 38).
— Soundtrack, The Fault in Our Stars - No. 41 - Following the film's release on home video (Sept. 16), its companion soundtrack charges 124-41 with 6,000 (up 145 percent). It is the third biggest-selling soundtrack of 2014 (210,000 sold, total).
— Jimi Hendrix, The Cry of Love and Rainbow Bridge - Nos. 91 and 100 - Jimi Hendrix's long out-of-print The Cry of Love and Rainbow Bridge albums were reissued on Sept. 16, spurring their return to the list at Nos. 91 and 100 (3,000 each).
— Ben Rector, Live In Denver - No. 139 - On Folk Albums, Rector's set also starts at No. 3, giving the singer/songwriter his second top five album on the tally. The effort includes a cover of Whitney Houston's No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)."
— The Earls of Leicester, The Earls of Leicester - No. 159 - The tribute album from the six-man band celebrates the music of Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, and also debuts at No. 1 on Bluegrass Albums with 2,000 sold.
— Ingrid Michaelson, Lights Out - No. 167 - Her album jumps back on to the list with a 54 percent gain, thanks in part to it being offered at a discount through Sony's Album of the Day app on the iTunes Store.