Paul McCartney rolls back the years with first US number one album in 36 years

Paul McCartney.
Paul McCartney. Photo credit: Getty

Sir Paul McCartney's rolled back the years, picking up his first no. 1 album in 36 years.

McCartney's newest effort, Egypt Station, went top of the Billboard 200 list almost four decades after Tug of War did the same in 1982.

Egypt Station was released on September 7 and has gone on to sell 147,000 albums across America.

That figure contributed the bulk of McCartney's 153,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending September 13.

The other 6,000 were made up from measures of streaming and song downloads from the album.

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