Rod Stewart earned his fourth No. 1 album on the U.S. pop albums chart Wednesday with his first rock release in eight years.
"Still the Same ... Great American Rock Classics of Our Time" sold 184,304 copies in the week ended October 15, according to Nielsen SoundScan data provided by the veteran rocker's J Records label.
His previous release, the fourth installment in his hugely successful "Great American Songbook" series, debuted at No. 2 in October 2005 with almost 193,000 units.
"Still the Same" -- which features covers of such tunes as the Bob Seger-written title track, Bob Dylan's "If Not For You" and Van Morrison's "Crazy Love" -- is Stewart's first No. 1 rock album since 1979's "Blondes Have More Fun." His other chart-toppers were the Grammy-winning "Stardust ... The Great American Songbook: Volume III" in 2004 and 1971's "Every Picture Tells A Story."
The previous week's champ, goth-pop band Evanescence's "The Open Door" slipped to No. 2 with 164,000 copies, according to Billboard.
Thanks for the info to Reuters.