With his 83rd birthday fast approaching, blues legend B.B. King
has just scored the highest-debuting solo album of his career.
"One Kind Favor
" debuted at No. 37 on the Billboard 200 this week. It also ranks as his highest-charting solo set since "Live in Cook County Jail
" traveled to No. 25 in 1971.
" is King
's 33rd chart entry. Although he has been recording since 1949, he didn't appear on the Billboard album chart until 1968, when "Lucille
" became his first chart entry.
's highest-ranked album is "Riding With The King
," his collaboration with Eric Clapton
, which peaked at No. 3 in 2000.
On Billboard's Top Blues Albums chart, "One Kind Favor
" bows at No. 1, becoming King
's sixth set to debut in pole position and his eighth to reach the top slot. King
was most recently No. 1 on this list with "Live
" in March.
, who still tours regularly, turns 83 on September 16.
Thanks for the report to Reuters