Friday, 15 December 2000
Move over Backstreet Boys, the Beatles regain the top position on the charts.
With a four week sales total over 2.5 million, the Beatles’ new 27 song career retrospective 1 (Capitol Records) bumped the Backstreet Boys out of the #1 sales throne this week. Selling nearly 671,000 copies from December 4th to December 10th, the Beatles bested The Backstreet Boys by more than 60,000 units. Despite mixed reviews, the power of the Beatles name, coupled with a large-scale network television promotion has holiday shoppers flocking to record stores to pick up the new album.