Queens of the Stone Age, Megadeth and Barenaked Ladies Debut Inside Top 10 on Billboard 200

2013-06-15

Story by Cat Badra

Queens of the Stone Age have the No. 1 album in the country this week with ‘…Like Clockwork’

The guys of Queens of the Stone Age got some great news this week, as the psychedelic band has notched their first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart.

The release, “…Like Clockwork,” hit No. 1 this week pushing over 91,000 copies, reports Nielsen SoundScan. Previously, the group’s highest-ranked album was 2005’s “Lullabies to Paralyze,” which debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 with 97,000 copies pushed its first week out, Nielsen SoundScan states.

“…Like Clockwork” also took the No. 1 slot on the Billboard Vinyl Albums chart, selling 12,000 LPs its debut week. That tally also makes “…Like Clockwork” the second-largest sales week for a vinyl release since the start of the SoundScan chart in 2010.

As for more news about rock and metal acts making this week’s Billboard chart, metal band Megadeth took the No. 6 spot on the Billboard 200 this week with their fourteenth studio album, “Super Collider,” which pushed 29,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Meanwhile, Barenaked Ladies debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard 200 with their eleventh studio album, “Grinning Streak,” which sold 26,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.




Posted by Cat Badra | Alternative, Music, Rock News

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