Five Finger Death Punch Debut No. 2 on Billboard 200 Chart with New Album

2013-08-09

Story by Anne Erickson

Five Finger Death Punch’s ‘The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell: Volume 1’ enters Billboard 200 at No. 2

Congratulations are in order for Five Finger Death Punch, whose latest album just scored the No. 2 spot on the Billboard 200 chart. The release, “The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell: Volume 1,” sold 112,000 units, according to Billboard. That marks the band’s highest-charting release and best sales week ever. Five Finger Death Punch’s last album, 2011’s “American Capitalist,” entered the chart and peaked at No. 3 its first week out, pushing 90,000 units. The showing also earned the guys a No. 1 spot on the Billboard rock chart.

Five Finger Death Punch recently wrapped up a stint on the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, and now, the guys are getting ready to hit the road again, this time alongside Escape the Fate, Miss May I and Gemini Syndrome. That tour sets off Sept. 17 at the Armory in Medford. Ore.

In other chart news, Robin Thicke scored his first No. 1 Billboard album this week with “Blurred Lines,” which pushed 177,000 copies in its debut week out. No. 3 this week belongs to Jay Z’s “Magna Carta . . . Holy Grail,” selling 62,000 units; No. 4 is Tech N9ne’s “Something Else,” pushing 58,000 copies; and Backstreet Boys’ “In a World Like This” is No. 5 at 48,000 units.

(Photo by Anne Erickson.)




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