Paul McCartney performs celebratory jig as album tops US Albums Chart

Paul McCartney performs a celebratory jig after bagging his first number one in 31 years – as new album McCartney III tops the Billboard chart

Sir Paul McCartney performed a celebratory jig to toast his latest album topping the Billboard Top Albums Sales chart in the US.

The musician, 78, saw his 18th studio effort, McCartney III, debut at number one, marking his first album to top this chart since Flowers In The Dirt, which was released in 1989.

To celebrate the exciting news, Paul took to Twitter to share a video of him showcasing his best moves to Find My Way, one of the tracks lifted from the record.

Number one! Sir Paul McCartney performed a celebratory jig to toast his latest album topping the Billboard Top Albums Sales chart in the US 

In the clip, the singer can be seen grooving about and waving his hands to the music, while using a special filter that reproduces two coloured silhouettes of him alongside each other.

‘That feeling when your album goes to Number One on the US @billboard Top Album Sales Chart! #McCartneyIII,’ he captioned the post.

The Billboard Top Albums Sales chart records the top selling albums of the week in the US based on pure sales alone.

Getting his groove on: In the clip, the legendary musician, 78, can be seen grooving about and waving his hands to the music

Good news: Paul’s 18th studio effort, McCartney III, has entered the music chart at number one, marking his first album to top this chart since Flowers In The Dirt, which was released in 1989

McCartney III has also debuted on the main Billboard 200 Album Chart at number two, behind Taylor Swift’s surprise release Evermore, which is currently enjoying a second week at number one.

It comes after the new album managed to top the charts in Paul’s native UK, becoming his first number one record in the country in more than 30 years.

The album was confirmed to have reached number one on the afternoon of Christmas Day, and has sold 25,000 combined units, according to the Official Charts Company.

Success: McCartney III has managed to top the charts in Paul’s native UK, becoming his first number one record in the country in more than 30 years

Of the news, Paul said: ‘I just want to say Happy Christmas, Happy New Year, and a big thank you to everyone who helped get my record to No.1 in the album charts.’

The Beatles singer wrote and recorded the album throughout the lockdown period earlier this year, and he recently revealed that it was somewhat of a happy accident.

Speaking to Idris Elba for the BBC, Paul admits he ‘didn’t realise’ what he was creating when he did it.

Hard at work: The Beatles singer wrote and recorded the album throughout the lockdown period earlier this year, and he recently revealed that it was somewhat of a happy accident

He began: ‘[In] lockdown everyone cleaned out their cupboards and did all the stuff they’d been meaning to get around to. So [making an album] was my equivalent.

‘I wasn’t trying to make an album. So suddenly I had these 10 songs, I thought, what am I going to do with these? It was just the 10 because I didn’t know I was making an album.’

Paul later explained why he named his album McCartney III.

He continued: ‘I realised, because I played them myself, I’d done McCartney I and McCartney II in the same vein, that this would be McCartney III. So then it was like, oh, I see what I’m doing now.’

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