Paul McCartney’s appearance on the Carpool Karaoke feature on The Late Late Show With James Corden, which aired on 21 June and attracted worldwide publicity, has sent The Beatles’ 1 retrospective back into the UK top 40. That’s the first such appearance for the album since late 2015, when the augmented 1+ version was released.
The album, first issued in late 2000, remains one of the most successful global releases of the 21st century, with worldwide sales estimated at well over 30 million copies. On last week’s official UK album chart, the retrospective stood at No. 90, but in today’s (Friday) new data published by the Official Charts Company, it rises to No. 31, in its 167th week in the top 100.