Following the Jan. 22 announcement by Neil Diamond of his retirement from touring due to his recent Parkinson’s diagnosis, the music legend’s catalog grew in sales and streams during the week ending Jan. 25.
Diamond’s overall album sales jumped 157 percent to 6,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen Music. His total equivalent album units earned grew 121 percent to 10,000, while digital song sales vaulted 197 percent (to 14,000) and on-demand audio streams rose 41 percent (to 3.3 million).
His All-Time Greatest Hits album re-enters the Billboard 200 at No. 86 — its highest rank since 2014. It earned 7,000 units during the week (up 119 percent). The set also zooms 27-4 on the Catalog Album Sales chart with 4,000 sold (up 164 percent).
Also on Catalog Album Sales, Fleetwood Mac‘s self-titled 1975 album re-enters the list at No. 7 with 3,000 sold (up 3,528 percent). The set, which was the band’s first No. 1 on the Billboard 200, rebounds thanks to its deluxe reissue on Jan. 19. The album was available in various remastered editions, some with multiple bonus tracks, all of which are tracked together for sales and charting purposes. Fleetwood Mac also reenters the Billboard 200 at No. 132, the first time the set has been on the list since 2012, and its highest rank since 1981. The Fleetwood Mac redux is the latest expansive archival reissue from the act, following Rumours (in 2013), Tusk (2015), Mirage (2016) and Tango in the Night (2017).
Keith Caulfield / Billboard / February 3, 2018, p. 58