(NEW YORK) -- Elton John hit the promotional trail hard for his new album The Union, and it paid off big-time. The disc, a collaboration with his musical hero Leon Russell, has entered the Billboard album chart at number three.
That's the highest Elton John has gotten on the chart since 1976, when Blue Moves reached number three. As for Leon Russell, the last time he got this high on the Billboard album chart was in 1972, when his album Carney reached number two.
The Union sold 80,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen Soundscan. That's John's biggest sales week since 2002, when he released Greatest Hits 1970-2002.
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