UPDATE Paul McCartney Dances a Jig as Billboard Confirms Our Prediction: “McCartney III” First No. 1 in 31 Years*
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.
That feeling when your album goes to Number One on the US @billboard Top Album Sales Chart! #McCartneyIII pic.twitter.com/gXI3QNc4bb
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) December 28, 2020