It’s not exactly Beatlemania, but the Fab Four are making their presence felt on album charts all over the globe right now.
The Beatles’ self-titled album, often referred to as The White Album, fires into the top 10 on both sides of the Atlantic and in Australia after its 50th anniversary reissue, which carries new mixes and previously unheard demos and session cuts.
The classic album re-enters the Billboard 200 at No. 6 with 63,000 units shifted (up 1,499 percent) in the week ending Nov. 15, according to Nielsen Music, with the lion’s share made up of physical album sales. According to Billboard, 52,000 of those first-week sales were CD and vinyl, up 5,596 percent from the previous week.
The White Album, the band’s ninth studio set, spent nine non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the main U.S. chart between Dec. 1968 and March 1969 and was last seen in the top 10 that year.
It’s a similar story in the Beatles’ homeland as the double album, which includes “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” “Blackbird,” “Back in the U.S.S.R.” and “Helter Skelter,” blasts to No. 4. The White Album previously logged eight weeks at the U.K. chart summit.