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The Beatles Earn 32nd Top 10 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With 'Live at the Hollywood Bowl'

The Beatles photographed in 1964.
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The Beatles photographed in 1964.

The Beatles are one of only four acts with at least 30 top 10 albums.

The Beatles continue to build their incredible legacy on the Billboard charts, as the band’s new Live at the Hollywood Bowl album debuts at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 chart (dated Oct. 1). The set is the group’s 32nd top 10 album.

Only three other acts have at least 30 top 10 albums: The Rolling Stones, with a record 36, Barbra Streisand (34) and Frank Sinatra (32).

The Billboard 200’s chart history dates back to March 24, 1956, when the tally began with the name Best Selling Popular Albums. It was Billboard’s first regularly published weekly albums chart, and eventually became known as the Billboard 200.

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The new Live at the Hollywood Bowl album launches with 36,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Sept. 15, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 35,000 were in traditional album sales. The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

The new album -- like its 1977 predecessor, The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl -- features songs from The Beatles’ three Hollywood Bowl performances in 1964 and 1965. The 1977 album peaked at No. 2 and eventually fell out of print.

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The 1977 album’s 13 songs are on the new 2016 album, along with four bonus tracks. The 2016 set was newly mixed and remastered and directly sourced from the original three track tapes of the concerts.

Here’s a look at all 32 of The Beatles’ top 10 albums on the Billboard 200 chart:

Peak Year, Title, Peak Position

1964, Meet the Beatles!, No. 1 (11 weeks)
1964, Introducing… The Beatles, No. 2
1964, The Beatles’ Second Album, No. 1 (five weeks)
1964, A Hard Day’s Night (Soundtrack), No. 1 (14 weeks)
1964, Something New, No. 2
1965, The Beatles’ Story, No. 7
1965, The Beatles ’65, No. 1 (nine weeks)
1965, Beatles VI, No. 1 (six weeks)
1965, Help! (Soundtrack), No. 1 (nine weeks)
1966, Rubber Soul, No. 1 (six weeks)
1966, Yesterday and Today, No. 1 (five weeks)
1966, Revolver, No. 1 (six weeks)
1967, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, No. 1 (15 weeks)
1968, Magical Mystery Tour (Soundtrack), No. 1 (eight weeks)
1968, The Beatles (White Album), No. 1 (nine weeks)
1969, Yellow Submarine (Soundtrack), No. 2
1969, Abbey Road, No. 1 (11 weeks)
1970, Hey Jude, No. 2
1970, Let It Be (Soundtrack), No. 1 (four weeks)
1973, The Beatles 1962-1966, No. 3
1973, The Beatles 1967-1970, No. 1 (one week)
1976, Rock ‘N’ Roll Music, No. 2
1977, The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl, No. 2
1994, Live at the BBC, No. 3
1995, Anthology 1, No. 1 (three weeks)
1996, Anthology 2, No. 1 (one week)
1996, Anthology 3, No. 1 (one week)
2000, 1, No. 1 (eight weeks)
2003, Let It Be… Naked, No. 5
2003, Love, No. 4
2013, On Air: Live at the BBC Volume 2, No. 7
2016, Live at the Hollywood Bowl, No. 7

UPDATE: This story originally stated Frank Sinatra had 33 top 10 albums on the Billboard 200, but the number has been corrected to 32.