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The Beatles’ ‘Let It Be’ Crowns Top Rock Albums Chart After Docuseries Debut

Two tracks from the classic set also reach Hot Rock & Alternative Songs.

The BeatlesLet It Be vaults from No. 10 to No. 1 for its first week atop Billboard‘s Top Rock Albums chart.

The set tops the tally dated Dec. 11 following the Nov. 25 premiere of the Disney+ docuseries The Beatles: Get Back, which chronicles the 1970 album’s recording.

In the Nov. 26-Dec. 2 tracking week, Let It Be earned 27,000 equivalent album units, up 124%, according to MRC Data. Of that sum, 18,000 units are from album sales (up 115%), and the set also surges 21-6 on the Top Album Sales chart. (The album was rereleased Oct. 15 in a deluxe special edition.)

The Beatles now boast five No. 1s on Top Rock Albums, which began in 2006, as Let It Be follows Love (2007), On Air: Live at the BBC Volume 2 (2013), Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Abbey Road, the latter two reigning following anniversary reissues in 2017 and 2019, respectively.

Elsewhere on Top Rock Albums, other Beatles LPs gains amid interest in the band’s catalog. Abbey Road jumps 9-3 (20,000 units, up 59%), best-of 1 ranks at No. 26 (9,000, up 8%) and The Beatles (White Album) re-enters at No. 45 (7,000, up 32%).

On the all-genre Billboard 200, Let It Be jumps 80-19. It led for four weeks in June-July 1970, becoming the 14th of The Beatles’ record 19 No. 1s.

Concurrently, two songs from Let It Be hit Hot Rock & Alternative Songs, where older titles are eligible to chart if in the top 25 and with a meaningful reason for their resurgence. “Let It Be” leads at No. 16, driven largely by 2.6 million U.S. streams, up 10%, with “Get Back” at No. 23 (1.5 million, up 70%).

Both tracks, which contribute to The Beatles’ record sum of 20 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s, also reach Rock Digital Song Sales, “Get Back” at No. 11 (1,400 sold, up 224%) and “Let It Be” at No. 13 (1,300, up 107%). They’re joined by fellow Let It Be track “Two of Us” (No. 20; 900, up 783%) and outtake “Don’t Let Me Down” (No. 22; 900, up 299%).