Week Ending July 22, 2012. Albums: Phil Collins is #6….wait…what? (Awesome, mind you.)

From Yahoo!

Phil Collins’ tersely titled compilation album, …Hits, re-enters The Billboard 200 at #6. This is a new peak for the album, which originally peaked at #18 the week it entered the chart in November 1998. The album had two things going for it. It’s studded with 12 top 10 hits. And it was on sale for just 99 cents at Amazon’s MP3 store. (That comes out to about eight cents per top 10 hit. A sweet deal.)

That 99 cent deal lifted the album’s weekly sales from less than 1K last week to 40K this week. Even though the album hadn’t cracked the top 10 until this week, it has sold very well over the past 13 plus years. It has sold 3,429,000 copies.

…Hits is Collins’ fifth top 10 album as a solo artist, which equals the number of top 10 albums he has had with Genesis. It’s his first appearance in the top 10 since Genesis’ We Can’t Dance wound up a long run in the top 10 in March 1992. …Hits is #1 on Top Catalog Albums, displacing Zac Brown Band’s The Foundation.