Thursday, February 22, 2024

UPDATE Paul McCartney Dances a Jig as Billboard Confirms Our Prediction: “McCartney III” First No. 1 in 31 Years*

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As I told you on Friday, Paul McCartney’s “McCartney III” debuts at number 1. The numbers were confirmed by Buzz Angle on Friday.

This morning Billboard announced they’d give the album number 1 on their next chart. It’s Paul’s first number 1 in 31 years, since “Flowers in the Dirt.”

The asterisk in the headline is because McCartney’s “Egypt Station” hit number 1 in 2018, but it was sold as part of a bundle with tour tickets. “McCartney III” is number 1 on its own, a rarity these days. And in the UK, it’s also number 1 for the first time in 31 years.

“McCartney III” is that good, and deserves the accolades.

Sir Paul danced a little jig on social media to celebrate.

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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