Sinatra back on album chart, 11 years after death

Thu May 14, 2009 9:09pm EDT
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By Gary Trust

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Frank Sinatra extends his album-charting span to exactly 54 years this week, as "Live at the Meadowlands," recorded in 1986, debuts at No. 88 on the Billboard 200.

'Ol Blue Eyes first appeared on the (discontinued) Best Selling Popular Albums chart dated this week in 1955 with "In the Wee Small Hours." That set spent 18 weeks at its peak of No. 2.

The new release marks Sinatra's 14th posthumous appearance on the Billboard 200 since his death on this exact date -- May 14 -- 1998.

(Editing by Dean Gooodman)

<p>The 42-cent First-Class Frank Sinatra commemorative stamps are seen in New York May 13, 2008. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton</p>