Classifiche, classifiche e classifiche, se ancora hanno un significato. HitnRun: Phase One di Prince è entrato nella Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums di Billboard. Si tratta del sua 25esima Top10 in trentasei anni di carriera. La cosa che ci lascia sorpresi è che nel 2015 bastano solo 6000 copie per aggiudicarsi un posto di prestigio. A seguire un riassunto storico delle sue classifiche.
Prince earns his 25th top 10 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with the debut of his latest studio album HitnRun: Phase One at No. 8 on the Oct. 3-dated chart. It sold 6,000 copies in the week ending Sept. 17, according to Nielsen Music. The entrance comes 36 years after he first landed a top 10 rank, when his self-titled album reached No. 3.
Among all acts on the 50-year-old chart, the only artists with more top 10 sets are Aretha Franklin, the Temptations (both with 32) and James Brown (28).
Of Prince’s charted titles, six have crowned the list. His first was the Purple Rain soundtrack, which spent 19 weeks at the top – his longest-running No. 1. He then hit the top again with the Graffiti Bridge soundtrack in 1990, and then by his last four studio sets to reach the list: 3121 (in 2006), Planet Earth (2007), Lotus Flow3r/MPLSound/Elix3r (2009) and Art Official Age (2014).
Prince’s 25 Top 10s on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
No. 3 peak, Prince, 1979
No. 7, Dirty Mind, 1980
No. 3, Controversy, 1981
No. 4, 1999, 1982
No. 1 (19 weeks), Purple Rain (Soundtrack) [Prince and the Revolution], 1984
No. 4, Around the World in a Day [Prince and the Revolution], 1985
No. 2, Parade [Prince and the Revolution], 1986
No. 4, Sign ‘O’ the Times, 1987
No. 5, Lovesexy, 1988
No. 5, Batman (Soundtrack), 1989
No. 6, Graffiti Bridge (Soundtrack), 1990
No. 1 (one week), Diamonds & Pearls [Prince & The New Power Generation], 1991
No. 8, Symbol [Prince & The New Power Generation], 1992
No. 6, The Hits/The B-Sides, 1993
No. 2, Come, 1994
No. 2, The Gold Experience, 1995
No. 6, Emancipation, 1996
No. 9, Newpower Soul [Prince & The New Power Generation], 1998
No. 8, Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic, 1999
No. 3, Musicology, 2004
No. 1 (one week), 3121, 2006
No. 1 (one week), Planet Earth, 2007
No. 1 (one week), Lotus Flow3r/MPLSound/Elix3r [Prince/Bria Valente], 2009
No. 1 (one week), Art Official Age, 2014
No. 8, HITnRUN: Phase One