Jimi Hendrix and Johnny Cash. Yes, and yes.
Did you notice how the new Hendrix album came out of the gates? It entered the Billboard chart at No. 4 with 95,000 copies sold (17,000 digitally) and made some posthumous history in the process. No artist has had an album in the Top 5 this many years -- nearly 40 -- after his death. (The previous record of 26 years was held by Elvis.)
This happened just a week after Cash's American VI: Ain't No Grave debuted at No. 3.
Nice to know that even in death two legends can reaffirm their star power against the likes of, well, here's the week's Top 10:
1. Ludacris, Battle Of The Sexes
2. Gorillaz, Plastic Beach
3. Lady Antebellum, Need You Now
4. Jimi Hendrix, Valleys Of Neptune
5. Gary Allan, Get Off On The Pain
6. Sade, Soldier Of Love
7. Broken Bells, Broken Bells
8. Lady Gaga, The Fame
9. Black Eyed Peas, The E.N.D
10. Blake Shelton, Hillbilly Bone