Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Earn No. 1 Album

Anything is possible. Even if it takes you almost 38 years.Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Perform At The Fonda Theatre

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers just earned their first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200. The rock group first hit the charts in 1977 with a self-titled album that featured such classics as “Breakdown” and “American Girl.”

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Hypnotic Eye sold 131,000 copies last week, Petty’s best sales week since Wildflowers sold 161,000 copies after Christmas in 1994. Petty’s No. 1 album didn’t take as long as Tony Bennett’s; Bennett had to wait 54 years before Duets II topped the chart in 2011. Bennett was 85; Petty is 63.

 

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