There's no denying Sir Paul McCartney is incredible. He joined the Quarrymen in 1957, and the act later changed their name to something a bit more familiar -- The Beatles. After the end of that era, he continued to make music with acts like Wings and The Fireman. And as always, fans have had varying opinions on his best compositions and his worst.
But we can't argue facts -- we've compiled a list of 7 of his albums to peak at number one on the Billboard 200 (charting the top 200 albums) over the course of his musical career after The Beatles, with the highest charting single from each album to peak on the Billboard 100.
Album: McCartney (Paul McCartney), peaked on May 23, 1970
Single: Maybe I'm Amazed (#10 on April 2, 1977)
Album: Band on the Run (Wings), peaked on April 13, 1974
Single: Band on the Run (#1 on June 8, 1974)
Album: Venus and Mars (Wings), peaked on July 19, 1975
Single: Listen to What the Man Said (#1 on July 19, 1975)
Album: Wings at the Speed of Sound (Wings), peaked on April 24, 1976
Single: Silly Love Songs (#1 on May 22, 1976)
Album: Wings Over America* (Wings), peaked on January 22, 1977
Single: My Love (#1 on June 2, 1973)
Wings Over America was a triple-compilation album consisting of live recordings of previously released songs from Wings and even The Beatles. Since these weren't newly released songs, we picked "My Love" which appeared on Ram (peaking at #2 on the Billboard 200 on August 21, 1971).
Album: Tug of War (Paul McCartney), peaked on May 29, 1982
Single: Ebony and Ivory with Stevie Wonder (#1 on May 15, 1982)
Album: Egypt Station (Paul McCartney), peaked for the week of September 22, 2018
Single: Back in Brazil, not on the Billboard 100 list yet, but the enjoy the newly released video!
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Sources: Paul McCartney and Wings on Billboard 200.
Article image: Paul and Linda McCartney performing during the "Wings Over America" tour in 1976. Jim Summaria (CC BY-SA 3.0), via Wikimedia Commons.