UNDATED (AP) — Paul McCartney is Paul McCartney because his father didn’t want people to confuse them. McCartney’s given name is James Paul McCartney, and his father has the same name. A fan wrote to McCartney’s website asking why he didn’t go by James. McCartney says he was told that if letters came to the house for James McCartney, they wouldn’t know which one they were for. McCartney says his younger brother is Peter Michael McCartney and always went by Michael, which makes no sense because there was no other Peter in the house. McCartney says he figures it’s an Irish thing.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forty-one percent of the albums sold in the U.S. last week were Adele’s “25” album. Billboard has broken down the sales numbers that show “25” did way more than just shatter the first-week sales record with 3.38 million. The “25” album sold 335 copies per minute. It also broke the record for most albums sold digitally in a week, with 1.64 million downloads, beating Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way,” with 662,000. The “25” album made up 49 percent of all digital albums bought in the U.S. in the last week. It’s no surprise it’s the number-one album, and it sold more than twice the combined total of numbers 2 through 100.