Drake Returns to No. 1 as Dolly Parton Opens Big With ‘Rockstar’


Drake’s latest album, “For All the Dogs,” returns to No. 1 on Billboard’s album chart this week thanks to an expanded edition, while Dolly Parton notches her highest chart position ever.

Six weeks ago, “For All the Dogs” opened at the top with big streaming numbers, and it has held in the Top 5 since. Last week, Drake released a new version of it — the “Scary Hours Edition” — with six new songs, which has sent the album back to No. 1 with the equivalent of 145,000 sales in the United States, including 190 million streams, according to the tracking service Luminate.

That was enough to keep Taylor Swift’s “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” at No. 2, while Parton, 77, starts in third place with “Rockstar,” the rock-themed double album she made after her induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame last year (an honor she initially declined). It features songs like “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” “Stairway to Heaven” and “Let It Be,” with guests including Joan Jett, Elton John, Rob Halford of Judas Priest, plus Paul and Ringo.

Incredibly, “Rockstar” becomes Parton’s highest-charting album, and only the third in her storied career to reach the Top 10 of the all-genre Billboard 200 chart. “Trio,” her 1987 collaboration with Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt, and “Blue Smoke,” from 2014, both went to No. 6. Among Parton’s solo albums, and LPs with her onetime singing partner Porter Wagoner, she has had numerous titles in the Top 10 of Billboard’s country chart, including eight No. 1s.

Also this week, the K-pop septet Enhypen opens at No. 4 with “Orange Blood,” and Morgan Wallen’s “One Thing at a Time” holds at No. 5. Last week’s top seller, “Rock-Star” by Stray Kids, another K-pop group, falls to No. 7 in its second week out.



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