GUNS N' ROSES' 'Greatest Hits' Back On Billboard 200 Chart

GUNS N' ROSES' 'Greatest Hits' Back On Billboard 200 Chart

According to Billboard, GUNS N' ROSES' "Greatest Hits" collection, which was originally released in March of 2004, has returned to the Billboard 200 albums chart (dated May 19) at No. 113 with a big 105 percent gain in equivalent album units earned. The set moved 6,000 units in the week ending May 10.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the week's most popular albums based on their overall consumption. That overall unit figure combines pure album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

As of January 2018, "Greatest Hits" had surpassed 6 million in total U.S. sales.

GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose, guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan tried to block the release of "Greatest Hits" with a lawsuit, claiming that the record label had assembled the CD without their input. The band's label, Geffen Records, insisted that it was forced to put out a greatest-hits album since Axl Rose had failed to deliver the long-delayed new GUNS album, "Chinese Democracy".

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"Greatest Hits" debuted and peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart dated April 10, 2004 and has spent more than four hundred weeks on the list.

GUNS N' ROSES kicked off its long-rumored and long-awaited reunion tour in April 2016 with a club show in Hollywood and appearances in Las Vegas and at California's Coachella festival.

The "Not In This Lifetime" tour features classic lineup members Slash on guitar, Duff McKagan on bass and Axl Rose on vocals, backed by guitarist Richard Fortus, drummer Frank Ferrer, keyboardist Dizzy Reed and new second keyboardist Melissa Reese.

GUNS will return to Europe in June for a seven-week road trip, but the band's plans beyond that remain unknown for now.

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