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David Crosby Returns to Americana/Folk Albums Top 10, Surges on Multiple Charts

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Late legend David Crosby is remembered on Billboard‘s charts, as two titles vault to the top 10 of the Americana/Folk Albums survey (dated Feb. 4) among other moves for his catalog.

Crosby’s death, at age 81, was announced Jan. 19.


Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s Deja Vu re-enters Americana/Folk Albums at No. 5 (after reaching No. 4 in 2021) with 9,000 equivalent album units, up 238%, in the Jan. 20-26 tracking week, according to Luminate. Plus, Crosby, Stills & Nash’s Greatest Hits returns to the tally at a new No. 7 best, with 8,000 units, a 287% surge.

The former set topped the all-genre Billboard 200 in 1970, becoming the first of three leaders for the supergroup of Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash and Neil Young. The latter debuted and peaked at No. 24 in 2005. The releases re-enter the chart at Nos. 129 and 156, respectively.

On Top Rock & Alternative Albums, the titles place, respectively, at Nos. 18 and 24.

Meanwhile, six songs featuring Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Crosby’s contributions, including one by The Byrds, which he co-founded, infuse the 25-position Rock Digital Song Sales chart:

  • No. 7, “Southern Cross,” Crosby, Stills & Nash; 2,700 sold, up 162%
  • No. 8, “Teach Your Children,” Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; 2,400 sold, up 298%
  • No. 16, “Our House,” Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; 1,700 sold, up 234%
  • No. 18, “Carry On,” Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; 1,600 sold, up 352%
  • No. 19, “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” Crosby, Stills & Nash; 1,500 sold, up 244%
  • No. 25, “Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season),” The Byrds; 1,300 sold, up 204%

On the all-genre Digital Song Sales chart, the top three tracks listed above enter at Nos. 24, 26 and 48, respectively.

In addition to standing as Crosby’s top-selling song in the U.S. during the tracking week, “Southern Cross” ranks as his most-streamed, up 52% to 1.8 million official on-demand (audio and video) and programmed streams Jan. 20-26.

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