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Prince Scores His 20th Top10 Album With ‘Coming 2 America’

In Billboard‘s 65-year old music chart history, Prince is now only one of twelve artists with at least twenty Top 10 albums!

The legendary soul/pop artist’s new archival studio album Welcome 2 America debuts at #4 on the Billboard 200 chart. Recorded in 2010 but not released until July 30, 2021, the full length marks his first newly-released LP to reach the Billboard 200’s Top 10 since his premature passing on April 21, 2016, at age 57.

From March 24, 1956, when the Billboard chart was first published on a regular basis through August 14, 2021, the following is the list of all artists with at least twenty Top 10 albums on the Billboard 200:

37, The Rolling Stones
34, Barbra Streisand
32, The Beatles
32, Frank Sinatra
27, Elvis Presley
23, Bob Dylan
22, Madonna
21, Paul McCartney/Wings
21, Bruce Springsteen
21, George Strait
20, Elton John
20, Prince

Prince’s twenty Top 10 Albums on the Billboard 200 include:

Purple Rain
 (soundtrack) Prince and The Revolution 1984
Around the World in a Day  Prince and The Revolution 1986
Sign ‘O’ the Times 1987
Batman (soundtrack) 1989
Graffiti Bridge (soundtrack) 1990
Diamonds and Pearls (Prince and The New Power Generation) 1991
Love Symbol Album (Prince and The New Power Generation) 1992
The Gold Experience 1995
3121 2006
Planet Earth 2007
Lotus Flow3r/MPLSound/Elix3r  2009
Art Official Age 2014
Plectrumelectrum (Prince & 3rdEyeGirl) 2014
The Very Best of Prince 2016
The Hits/The B-Sides 2016
Ultimate 2016
1999 2016
Welcome 2 America 2021

Just the sixth act to land Top 10 albums in each of the last five decades, alongside Paul McCartneyMetallicaOzzy OsbourneBruce Springsteen and James Taylor, with Welcome 2 America‘s debut, Prince now has Top 10-charting albums in the 1980s, ’90s, 2000s, ’10s and ’20s.

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Author: Brad LeBeau

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