Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Finally Score a No. 1 Album with ‘Hypnotic Eye’

It took nearly 37 years but Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have finally scored their first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200.

Hypnotic Eye sold 131,000 copies in the week ending Aug. 3, and it also happens to be Petty‘s strongest debut sales week in over 20 years.

Petty and the Heartbreakers first charted on the Billboard 200 when they released their self-titled album, featuring their seminal hits “American Girl” and “Breakdown,”  way back in 1977.

Related: Tom Petty Slams EDM Culture and Electric Daisy Carnival: ‘Watch People Play Records? That’s Stupid’

Incredibly, 37 years isn’t the longest time an artist has had to wait to make the No. 1 album. Tony Bennett holds that bragging right after he waited 54 years. He finally earned the top slot with his 2011 album Duets II decades after he first appeared on the Billboard 200 in 1957 for Tony.

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