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Returning member of Fleetwood Mac revives music sales

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Returning member of Fleetwood Mac revives music sales

By Julianne Cassidy. CREATED Apr 6, 2014

Former Fleetwood Mac keyboardist Christine McVie has returned to her longtime bandmates, and online music sales have surged. McVie and Fleetwood Mac are, finally, going "On With the Show" after 16 years, with a tour launching Sept. 20.

"The act, which appeared on NBC's 'Today' show on March 27 and gave a number of high-profile press interviews, saw its album sales grow by 33 percent in the week ending March 30, according to Nielsen SoundScan," reports The Hollywood Reporter. "The group's catalog of albums sold 10,000 copies for the week -- up from the 8,000 in the week previous.

"Their biggest selling album for the week was the 1988 release 'Greatest Hits,' which re-entered the Billboard 200 at No. 200," firther reports The Hollywood Reporter. "On the Top Pop Catalog Albums chart, it returned to the chart at No. 32. Fleetwood Mac's digital song sales also grew by 52 percent, rising from 20,000 to 30,000. Their largest seller for the week was 'Landslide,' which moved 4,000 downloads (up 45 percent)."

The Hollywood Reporter notes that, "McVie wrote some of the act's biggest Billboard Hot 100 chart hits, including 'Say You Love Me' (No. 11 peak, 1976), 'Don't Stop' (No. 3, 1977), 'You Make Loving Fun' (No. 9, 1977), 'Hold Me' (No. 4, 1982), 'Little Lies' (No. 4, 1987) and 'Everywhere' (No. 14, 1988)."

McVie joined Fleetwood Mac in 1970 and played with the band for 28 years.

Julianne Cassidy

Julianne Cassidy

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A city girl gone country, Julianne Cassidy is a newly Nashville-based entertainment journalist from Philadelphia.