Paul Simon's Remixed 'Graceland' Debuts on Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart


The set reinvents his classic 1986 set.

Paul Simon notches his first entry on Billboard's Dance/Electronic Album Sales chart (dated June 16), as Graceland: The Remixes debuts at No.3. The new take on his classic 1986 album starts with 1,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen Music.

The original Graceland reached No. 3 on the Billboard 200 in April 1987, won the Grammy Award for album the year and spun f three Billboard Hot 100 hits: “You Can Call Me Al” (No. 23), the title cut (No. 81) and “The Boy in the Bubble” (No. 86). Remixes reinterprets all 11 the original album's tracks, including “Al,” by Groove Armada, as well as cuts by Paul Oakenfold, Sharam, Thievery Corporation and Joris Voorn.

Simon scored his only previous dance chart action in 1980, when “Late in the Evening” reached No. 63 on Dance Club Songs (now 50; then a 100-position survey).

As Simon starts at No. 3 on Dance/Electronic Album Sales, Oneohtrix Point Never debuts at No. 1, as well as at No. 8 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums, with Age Of. The act's third top 10 on the latter list (and first leader on the sales tally) opens with 3,000 equivalent album units (2,000 from traditional sales).