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Chart news: Beatles '1' back on Billboard 200 in first update of 2014

The "1" album reappeared on the Billboard 200 this week.
The "1" album reappeared on the Billboard 200 this week.
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The news was generally not good for the Beatles in a Billboard 200 chart update dated Jan. 11, 2014 and released on Jan. 3. “The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963,” the iTunes only release which was released in mid-December and debuted last week at #172, dropped off the charts. “On Air: Live at the BBC, Volume 2," which was at #55 last week, dropped to #84 in its seventh week on the chart. Paul McCartney's “NEW” is at #92 in its 11th week on the chart, dropping 32 places from #60 last week.The Beatles did, however. get some good news with the “1” album reappearing on the chart at #187, its 154th showing.

On the iTunes chart of its 100 most popular rock albums, “The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963” dropped from #33 to #83. The most popular Beatles album on the system, The Beatles “1” dropped from #11 to #13 from last week .

The Beatles will release a boxed set of their American albums, “The Beatles: The U.S. Albums,” this month.

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