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Lana Del Rey earns second top-10 ‘Billboard’ album of 2021 with ‘Blue Banisters’

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Lana Del Rey has earned her second top-10 Billboard 200 album of the year.

Blue Banisters, the follow-up to this past March’s Chemtrails over the Country Club, bows at number eight on the chart with a total of 33,000 equivalent album units. Chemtrails debuted at number two, with 75,000 units.

With Blue Banisters, Del Rey now has a total of seven top-10 albums — eight if you also count her 2012 Paradise EP. She’s hit number one on the Billboard 200 twice, with 2014’s Ultraviolence and 2017’s Lust for Life.

Meanwhile, Elton John‘s collaborative album The Lockdown Sessions arrives on the Billboard 200, coming right in at number 10 with 29,000 units, marking the Rocket Man’s 21st top-10 record.

Artists featured on The Lockdown Sessions include Pearl Jam‘s Eddie Vedder, Stevie Nicks, Stevie Wonder, Dua Lipa, Lil Nas X and Gorillaz. It also includes the all-star version of Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters,” which Elton plays on along with Miley Cyrus, Metallica’s Robert Trujillo, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, guitarist/producer Andrew Watt, and famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

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