Queens of the Stone Age Score Major ‘Billboard’ 200 Debut with ‘Villians’


Story by Anne Erickson

Queens of the Stone Age’s ‘Villains’ earned a No. 3 debut on the ‘Billboard’ 200 this week

Congratulations are in order for Josh Homme and the guys of Queens of the Stone Age.

The band’s latest album, “Villains,” entered the Billboard 200 chart at No. 3 this week, pushing an overall 73,000 equivalent album units, 69,000 of which were regular record sales.

To add to the fanfare, “The Way You Used to Do,” the lead single off “Villains,” is currently inside the top 15 on rock radio, to boot. So, it’s a happy time all around for the Queens of the Stone Age camp.

“Villains” marks the band’s follow-up to Queens of the Stone Age’s 2013 release, “…Like Clockwork.” That record debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

In other news, Queens of the Stone will set off on a North American tour to promote “Villains” on Wednesday (Sept. 6) in Port Chester, New York. That tour is on track to run through the end of October.

Looking at the rest of this week’s Billboard 200, rapper Lil Uzi Vert took the No. 1 spot with his debut studio album, Luv Is Rage 2, and rapper XXXTentacion entered the chart at No. 1 his first full-length studio release, 17.

Photo credit: Andreas Neumann



Posted by Anne Erickson | Alternative, Music, Rock, Rock News

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