Extended Play debuts at #48 on Billboard 200 Albums chart, three other Fleetwood Mac titles also chart

Fleetwood Mac Extended Play 2013Fleetwood Mac’s independent release Extended Play (EP) has debuted at number 48 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart. The release of the EP has also generated renewed interest in Fleetwood Mac’s back catalog with Greatest Hits (1988) ranking at number 172, and Rumours (1977) and The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac (2002) reentering the chart at number 149 and  number 194, respectively.

Over on the Independent Albums chart, Extended Play makes an impressive debut in the Top 10 at number 9. On Digital Albums, the EP comes in at number 14. The EP debuts at number 13 on Rock Albums and on the iTunes chart, it has peaked at number 5.

Despite little fanfare and promotion, the first week numbers of the EP, quietly released on April 30, appear to have exceeded sale expectations, showing that there is still considerable demand for Fleetwood Mac to issue new material. The band has mentioned that it may release a full album in the future.