The Breeze Storms The Charts
Congratulations to Eric Clapton And Friends, who have topped the charts around the world with "The Breeze (An Appreciation of JJ Cale)". In the UK, it went straight to #1 on the Official Record Store Chart as the biggest selling album in the country's independent record shops. Over on the Official Album Charts, it debuted at #3. Across the pond in the US, "The Breeze" debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 and is Clapton's highest-charting album since "From The Cradle" debuted #1 in 1994. It was kept out of the top slot by Tom Petty's "Hypnotic Eye," which had a sales boost through an album/concert ticket bundle offer. Petty is also one of the featured artists on "The Breeze".
Elsewhere around the globe, The Breeze is #1 in The Netherlands and Denmark, #2 in Germany and Canada and #4 in Belgium.