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« on: October 05, 2014, 08:16:31 pm »

John Mellencamp, Plain Spoken - No. 18 John Mellencamp celebrates 35 years on the Billboard 200, as Plain Spoken takes a bow at No. 18. It's his 18th top 40 album, and seventh top 40 effort in a row. Mellencamp debuted on the list (as John Cougar) on Aug. 18, 1979.

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/6274048/billboard-200-chart-moves-jackie-evancho-arrives-with-awakening

FOLK TALE: Renowned singer/songwriter/poet Leonard Cohen's Popular Problems starts with 21,000 sold. His 13th studio album marks his second No. 1 on Folk Albums and opens at No. 4 on Top Rock Albums and No. 15 on the Billboard 200. The set follows his highest-charting Billboard 200 album, 2012's Old Ideas (his first collection of new material in seven years at the time of its release), which sold 41,000 first-week copies and bowed at No. 3.

Also debuting on Folk Albums and Top Rock Albums are John Mellencamp'sPlain Spoken (19,000 sold) and Jeff Tweedy's Sukierae (18,000). Mellencamp's first entry on Folk Albums (No. 2) matches the No. 5 start and peak of his previous release, 2010's No Better Than This, on Top Rock Albums. Sukierae, the debut title from Tweedy's (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo) side project with his son Spencer, starts at No. 3 on Folk Albums and No. 7 on Top Rock Albums.

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/6274031/milky-chance-alt-j-rock-charts
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