John Coltrane Earns Highest-Charting Album Ever on Billboard 200 With ‘The Lost Album’
51 years after his death in 1967, jazz icon John Coltrane earns his first top 40-charting album on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart and his fourth No. 1 on the Jazz Albums tally (both dated July 14) with his newly discovered set Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album.
The album, which Coltrane originally recorded in 1963 with his Classic Quartet, debuts with 22,000 equivalent album units earned in the tracking week ending July 5, according to Nielsen Music. 21,000 of that sum were in traditional album units, helping the set also arrive at No. 5 on Top Album Sales and No. 1 on the Traditional Jazz Albums charts, his fourth Number One on the Jazz album charts.