Macca Hits #1 Spot On Charts For The First Time In 36 Years
Paul McCartney is celebrating the release of his new record, 'Egypt Station'.
Sir Paul McCartney has cracked the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart for the first time in nearly four decades with his new record Egypt Station.
It’s the eighth time that the legendary musician has reached the coveted spot but the first time a solo record of his has debuted at number one.
The last time Macca made it to #1 was in 1986 with Tug Of War -- the album that featured the “Ebony And Ivory” duet with Stevie Wonder and was made by Beatles producer George Martin.
McCartney celebrated the historic chart success on his Twitter account, thanking his fans and production team.
McCartney still holds the Billboard record for most number one hits with The Beatles -- who had 19 tracks make it to the top.
According to Billboard, McCartney's fans helped him reach the new milestone with traditional album sales rather than streams or downloads.
Despite having formed The Beatles over 60 years ago, he recently told NME that he has no plans to retire from making music.
"I’ve had 17 solo babies and I still want another one," he said of releasing records.
"I like what I do and I always did," he added.
"It’s a process I enjoy and I kind of forget that there’s going to be an end product, because I’m too excited and wrapped up in something, playing a guitar riff, making up a nice little phrase on the guitar."
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