Tuesday, May 28, 2024

The Beatles Keep Rocking: “Sgt Pepper” 50th Anniversary Box Set Still in the Top 40 Albums After Almost 3 Months


The Beatles released their “Sgt. Pepper” 50th anniversary box set back on May 26th. It went straight to number 1 and then hung on in the top 10 for about a month. The set retails for $117.99 on amazon.

Almost three months later, “Sgt. Pepper” is still rocking! According to hitsdailydouble, the box set sold 4,749 copies last week– up 6% from the previous week, and finished 34th out of the top 50. The box set sold more copies than Harry Styles, Metallica, or SZA.

Year-to-date, Buzzangle.com says the entire “Sgt. Pepper” project– that’s all sales, downloads and streams including singles has sold 175,000 copies. Spectacular.

A lot of the continued support has to come from the Beatles channel on SiriusXM– a great idea, by the way. Once you turn it on, you’re hooked. Plus, Paul McCartney is touring and Ringo Starr will begin to shortly. The two former Beatles are getting lots of press and they’re each doing promos for Sirius.

The next Beatles 50th would be “Magical Mystery Tour” in November. No doubt the folks at Apple and Capitol are planning something. After the “Sgt. Pepper” success, why not?


Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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