Bob Marley’s ‘Legend’ second album in historical past to spend 800 weeks on Billboard 200

Over 4 a long time after his loss of life, reggae legend Bob Marley continues to be making historical past.

Legend, the best hits compilation by Bob Marley and the Wailers, ranked No. 106 on this week’s Billboard 200, marking its 800th week on the chart.

The album is the second in historical past to make it to 800 weeks on the Billboard 200 — which ranks the most-consumed albums within the U.S. primarily based on a strategy that mixes gross sales and streaming exercise.

The Darkish Facet of the Moon album by the English rock band Pink Floyd achieved this feat years in the past. In 2020, the basic rock album reached an unprecedented 950 weeks on the Billboard 200.

The Legend album was launched in Could 1984 by Island Data, a number of years after Marley’s passing in 1981. It collects lots of the singer’s greatest hits and a number of other different recordings, and it has gone on to turn out to be one of many bestselling albums in U.S. historical past, with over 12 million offered within the US, over 3.3 million in the UK, and an estimated 25 million copies offered globally. It additionally ranks because the best-selling reggae album of all time.

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Rather less than a decade in the past, it was licensed 15 instances platinum by the RIAA for shifting not less than 15 million copies in the USA, and later licensed 14 instances platinum within the U.Ok.

Legend has additionally spent 1,100 weeks within the prime 100 of the UK Albums Chart — the third longest run in that chart’s historical past, behind works by British rock band Queen and pop group ABBA.

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Marley additionally ranks as one of many best-selling music artists of all time, with estimated gross sales of greater than 75 million information worldwide.

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In 1994, Bob Marley was inducted into the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame. Rolling Stone ranked him No. 11 on its checklist of the 100 Biggest Artists of All Time and No. 98 on its checklist of the 200 Biggest Singers of All Time.

His different achievements embrace a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, a star on the Hollywood Stroll of Fame, and induction into the Black Music & Leisure Stroll of Fame.

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