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Green Day Earns Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With 'Revolution Radio'

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  • Oct 16
    Green Day Earns Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With 'Revolution Radio'

    Green Day rocks the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 with its third chart-topping album, Revolution Radio. The band’s 12th studio effort enters atop the list with 95,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Oct. 13, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 90,000 were in traditional album sales.

    The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new Oct. 29-dated chart (where Revolution Radio debuts at No. 1) will be posted in full to Billboard’s websites on Tuesday, Oct. 18.

    Green Day last led the Billboard 200 more than seven years ago, with 21st Century Breakdown. That set debuted atop the chart dated May 30, 2009 and spent one week in the penthouse. Before that, the band's first No. 1, American Idiot, racked up three nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 back in 2004 and 2005.

    After 21st Century Breakdown, the band’s next studio project was the expansive Uno!, Dos!, Tre! series -- three studio albums released in quick succession in late 2012. Uno! and Dos! debuted and peaked at Nos. 2 and 9, respectively, while Tre! missed the top 10, peaking at No. 13 (its opening frame).

    Overall, Revolution Radio is Green Day’s tenth top 10 album, stretching back to its breakthrough effort, Dookie, which peaked at No. 2 back in January of 1995.

    The new album was led by the single “Bang Bang,” which garnered the act its 21st top 10 hit on the Alternative Songs airplay chart. The only acts with more top 10s on the 28-year-old tally are Foo Fighters (with 22), U2 (23) and Red Hot Chili Peppers (25).

    Back on the new Billboard 200, Norah Jones collects her sixth top 10 effort, as Day Breaks bows at No. 2 with 47,000 units (44,000 in traditional album sales). Her last solo studio album, 2012’s Little Broken Hearts, launched at No. 2 with 110,000 copies sold. Day Breaks also enters at No. 1 on the Jazz Albums chart, giving the artist her second leader on the tally. She was last atop the list back in 2004, when her debut effort Come Away With Me wrapped a run of 115 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1.

    Full article at Billboard: HERE

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on October 16, 2016 - 10:31pm

Green Day rocks the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 with its third chart-topping album, Revolution Radio. The band’s 12th studio effort enters atop the list with 95,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Oct. 13, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 90,000 were in traditional album sales.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new Oct. 29-dated chart (where Revolution Radio debuts at No. 1) will be posted in full to Billboard’s websites on Tuesday, Oct. 18.

Green Day last led the Billboard 200 more than seven years ago, with 21st Century Breakdown. That set debuted atop the chart dated May 30, 2009 and spent one week in the penthouse. Before that, the band's first No. 1, American Idiot, racked up three nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 back in 2004 and 2005.

After 21st Century Breakdown, the band’s next studio project was the expansive Uno!, Dos!, Tre! series -- three studio albums released in quick succession in late 2012. Uno! and Dos! debuted and peaked at Nos. 2 and 9, respectively, while Tre! missed the top 10, peaking at No. 13 (its opening frame).

Overall, Revolution Radio is Green Day’s tenth top 10 album, stretching back to its breakthrough effort, Dookie, which peaked at No. 2 back in January of 1995.

The new album was led by the single “Bang Bang,” which garnered the act its 21st top 10 hit on the Alternative Songs airplay chart. The only acts with more top 10s on the 28-year-old tally are Foo Fighters (with 22), U2 (23) and Red Hot Chili Peppers (25).

Back on the new Billboard 200, Norah Jones collects her sixth top 10 effort, as Day Breaks bows at No. 2 with 47,000 units (44,000 in traditional album sales). Her last solo studio album, 2012’s Little Broken Hearts, launched at No. 2 with 110,000 copies sold. Day Breaks also enters at No. 1 on the Jazz Albums chart, giving the artist her second leader on the tally. She was last atop the list back in 2004, when her debut effort Come Away With Me wrapped a run of 115 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1.

Full article at Billboard: HERE

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