"NEW" landed at No. 3 on the top 100 album chart behind John Newman's “Tribute,” his debut album, which topped the survey at No. 1, and Pearl Jam's “Lightning Bolt” at No. 2. “NEW” beat out “Closer to the Truth” by Cher and “Perhaps Love” by Jonathan & Charlotte to round out the British Top 5. In the race to the finish line, McCartney overtook Cher after a midweek prediction by New Musical Express that her album would likely debut at No. 3.
Newman scored a British No. 1 single with his debut “Feel the Love” in June, 2012. His third single release, “Love Me Again,” became his second No. 1 in July. “Love Me Again” is currently available free on iTunes in the U.S.
The next hurdle for "NEW" is Oct. 23 when the U.S. Billboard music charts will be updated. And Billboard has already predicted that McCartney's album would face some formidable competition for the top spot.
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