Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers land first No. 1 album

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers land first No. 1 album

NO. 1: Tom Petty has his first No. 1 album. Photo: Associated Press

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers have scored their first-ever U.S. No. 1 album.

“Hypnotic Eye” becomes the group’s first release to top the Billboard 200 in the band’s 37-year history.

The album sold 131,000 copies in its first week, and becomes Petty’s best debut since his solo album “Wildflowers” opened with 161,000 sales in 1994.

Sales for “Hypnotic Eye” were boosted by an album promotion with Petty’s current concert tour – fans who bought a ticket to Petty’s shows had the option of also receiving the album as part of their purchase.

Another old-time rocker, Eric Clapton, is also celebrating after debuting his JJ Cale tribute, “The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale,” at number two with 61,000 first-week sales.

“The Guardians of the Galaxy” soundtrack has missed out on the number two spot by just 1,000 sales, while last week’s number one album from 5 Seconds of Summer falls to four and singer Shawn Mendes rounds out the new top five with his self-titled debut.

That means the “Frozen” soundtrack has finally fallen out of the top five, after 31 weeks. The former chart-topper slides from two to six on the new countdown.


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