© Apple Corps Ltd.The BeatlesSgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band has reentered the Billboard 200 at #3 following the May 26 release of its 50th anniversary reissue collections. The album moved 75,000 units during the previous week, 71,000 of which were traditional album sales.

The last time Sgt. Pepper reached #3 on the Billboard 200 was on the chart dated December 30, 1967. Prior to that, the album — which was released on June 2, 1967, in the U.S. — had spent 15 weeks at #1 on the tally, the most of any of The Beatles’ 19 chart-topping albums.

Meanwhile, across the pond, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band rocketed to #1 on the U.K.’s Official Albums Charts after notching 37,000 in combined sales following the release of its 50th anniversary reissues.

“Wow! Who would have thought that good old Sgt. Pepper would be back at number one 50 years on?” says Paul McCartney in a statement. “It’s great news and all of us are well chuffed. Pepper rules!”

This marks the 28th week that Sgt. Pepper has topped Official Albums Charts since its June 1, 1967, release in the U.K. It also sets a U.K. record for the longest span between an album first topping the chart and returning to #1 on the tally.

Sgt. Pepper has sold more than any other studio album in the Fab Four’s homeland, and is #3 overall behind Queen‘s Greatest Hits and ABBA‘s Gold best-of compilation.

As previously reported, the 50th anniversary Sgt. Pepper reissue features a new stereo mix of the album record is available in multiple formats and configurations, including a super deluxe six-disc package, a two-CD set, a single CD and a two-LP vinyl release.

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