Man In Black Still A Hitmaker

One of my favorite American male vocalists, the late Johnny Cash, has his first #1 album on the Billboard charts in 37 years, with American V: A Hundred Highways. Aside from my pleasure in seeing Cash top the charts again, it’s depressing to see that he did it with a first week sales total of only 88,000 units, the lowest highest sales figure since Billboard began using Soundscan back in ’91. Ten years ago, an act would have needed 5 or 6 times that many sales to hit #1.

In other music news, Prince has abruptly shut down his innovative and award-winning NPG Music Club website.