Even though the date of the Beatles' 50th anniversary on “The Ed Sullivan Show” is almost a month ago, the group is still making a stand with several listings on the March 15 Billboard rankings that were made public March 7.
The highest ranking is on the Catalog Albums chart, where “1” is #5, down from #2 last week. Also on that chart, “Abbey Road” sits at #20, down from #12 and “Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band” is at #40, down from #20.
The group has three albums on the March 15 Billboard Hot 200 chart. The “1” album leads the pack at #64, down from #44 last week. “Abbey Road” is #141, down from #103. “Sgt. Pepper” is #183, down from #132.
But not every ranking is down this week. Some good news comes on the Vinyl Albums chart, where “Abbey Road” is at #9 this week, up from #11 from last week. And on the Social/Streaming 50, the Beatles were at #46, up from #48.
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