Bob Dylan becomes first artist with a Top 40 album in every decade

Bob Dylan becomes first artist with a Top 40 album in every decade

Bob Dylan captures his highest charting album in over a decade on the Billboard 200 chart, as Rough and Rowdy Ways debuts at No. 2.

Dylan now becomes the only artist to have achieved a Top 40 album in the US in every decade since the 1960s.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units.

It’s Dylan’s 23rd Top 10 album, and his 50th to get a Top 40 position. As the new record states, the legendary singer/songwriter now has Top 40 albums in the last seven decades – eight in the 1960s, 14 in the ’70s, seven in the ’80s, four in the ’90s, seven in the ’00s, nine in the 2010s, and now his first in the 2020s.