|DeLuxe edition with Target DVD|
Paul McCartney's "New" album went straight to the top of Norway's album chart in it's first week. No. 2 was the new album from Pearl Jam, and third was "Back to Forever" by Lissie. The four top selling albums were all debutants. Miley Cyrus' "Bangerz" album dropped from the top spot to no. 22 here in Norway in it's second week.
In the USA, "New" was no. 3 on the Billboard top 200 album chart, with Cyrus at no. 2 and Pearl Jam at the top of the chart.
McCartney's chart success in Norway was not aided by my own purchase, because as a Beatles- and solo collector I had to go for the USA "Target" edition, or else my McCartney DVD collection would have been incomplete.
My discs arrived today, as depicted above. The DVD is in a sleeve of it own and it was glued to the front of a DeLuxe edition. Fortunately, this was the kind of plastic glue that was easily removed withought leaving residue and causing damage to the sleeves.
In the Australian "Aria" album chart list, "New" debuts at a disappointing 22nd place. Pearl Jam is the winner at the top here.
The native Burhan G is top of the pops in Denmark, with "New" as runner up. Pearl Jam places third.
"New" is at no 9 in Sweden, Swedish artist Veronica Maggio keeps her top spot, and most of the top half of the Swedish album chart are Swedish artists and groups. Cyrus is at eight, just ahead of McCartney, and Pearl Jam is at no. 12.
is a big market, and German artists are in favour. "New" is in at no. 6, and Pearl Jam at 4, the no. 1 spot belongs to Helene Fischer.
So far, the two countries where "New" are topping the album charts are Norway and Japan. Of course, Japan sales were boosted because they have shipped a lot of copies abroad, since hard core McCartney collectors all around the world had to order their copy of the album from Japan. The reason is that the Japan DeLuxe edition had one extra track, the experimental "Struggle", thus rendering all other countries' DeLuxe editions incomplete...