Al Jardine http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/2512/all en New Beach Boys Album Debuts at No. 3 on Billboard Top 200 Chart, Their Highest Debut Ever http://www.guitarworld.com/new-beach-boys-album-debuts-no-3-billboard-top-200-chart-their-highest-debut-ever <!--paging_filter--><p>It's not <em>Pet Sounds,</em> it's not <em>20/20.</em> It's not even the recent release of <em>The SMiLE Sessions.</em> </p> <p>The Beach Boys studio album with the highest-ever Billboard chart debut is <em>That's Why God Made The Radio,</em> their June 5 release on Capitol/BRI. The album debuted at No. 3 on <em>Billboard</em>’s Top 200 Albums chart after selling 61,000 copies in the US during its first week.</p> <p>It marks the band's highest-ever chart debut.</p> <p>While The Beach Boys have achieved Top 10 success in the past, they've never had an album debut in <em>Billboard</em>’s Top 10 before. The band’s last studio album to peak in <em>Billboard</em>’s Top 5 was 1965’s <em>Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!!)</em>, which climbed to No. 2 after its release.</p> <p>Their most recent Top 5 <em>Billboard</em> Albums chart hit was in 1974 for their <em>Endless Summer</em> hits compilation, which topped the chart at No. 1.</p> <p>The current lineup of the band includes Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks.</p> <p>For more about The Beach Boys, check out their <a href="http://www.thebeachboys.com/">official website</a> and <a href="www.facebook.com/thebeachboys">Facebook page.</a></p> <object width="620" height="335"><param name="movie" value="http://videoplayer.vevo.com/embed/Embedded?videoId=USCA31200047&playlist=false&autoplay=0&playerId=62FF0A5C-0D9E-4AC1-AF04-1D9E97EE3961&playerType=embedded&env=0&cultureName=en-US&cultureIsRTL=False" /><param name="wmode" value="transparent" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><embed src="http://videoplayer.vevo.com/embed/Embedded?videoId=USCA31200047&playlist=false&autoplay=0&playerId=62FF0A5C-0D9E-4AC1-AF04-1D9E97EE3961 &playerType=embedded&env=0&cultureName=en-US&cultureIsRTL=False" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" width="620" height="335" bgcolor="#000000" wmode="transparent"></embed></object> http://www.guitarworld.com/new-beach-boys-album-debuts-no-3-billboard-top-200-chart-their-highest-debut-ever#comments Al Jardine Brian Wilson Mike Love The Beach Boys News Wed, 13 Jun 2012 17:31:13 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/16003