With the recent untimely death of Adam Yauch (aka MCA), the world has been getting back into Beastie Boys in a major way. In the last week the trio sold a total of 55,000 records. That’s a 1,235% increase from the 4,000 they sold the week before.
Meanwhile, Beastie Boys’ classic Licensed to Ill (the first rap album ever to reach the number one spot on the Billboard 200) hit number 18 this week. Solid Gold Hits, Paul’s Boutique, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, Ill Communication, Check Your Head and Beastie Boys Anthology: The Sounds of Silence are all back in the top 200 as well. [Billboard]