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Dec182018

Hot "Stuff": John Mellencamp's new album, "Other People's Stuff," debuts at #7 on "Billboard" 200

Republic RecordsJohn Mellencamp's new covers collection, Other People's Stuff, has debuted at #7 on the Billboard 200, making it the singer/songwriter's highest-charting album in a decade. The record earned 44,000 album equivalent units, almost all of which were from album sales.

Mellencamp last album to reach #7 on the Billboard 200 was 2008's Life Death Love and Freedom. In all, the 67-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer has had 11 albums crack the tally's top 10.

The sales of Other People's Stuff were boosted by a special deal that offered copies of the album with tickets purchased for Mellencamp's 2019 U.S. tour.

Other People's Stuff features John's renditions of 10 songs composed by other artists, nine of which were previously released either on his own studio albums, tribute records or other projects. The sole new recording is a studio version of the civil-rights anthem "Eyes on the Prize," which Mellencamp previously performed live at the White House in 2010 as part of the "Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement" event.

The upcoming trek, dubbed "The John Mellencamp Show," kicks off February 7 in South Bend, Indiana, and is mapped out through an April 30 concert in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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