Speaking of Nickelback, if you were already inching for the anti-depressants, the following facts from Billboard‘s ongoing sales-bonanza blowjob about the band’s latest album will finish the job that Kate started last Friday:
Nickelback’s fifth album, released Oct. 4, 2005, has become a phenomenon that’s not only eclipsed “Silver Side Up” but is arguably the biggest rock album of the century so far. It’s been in the top 30 of The Billboard 200 for 102 consecutive weeks and is currently No. 7. The last artist in that rarefied position was fellow Canadian Shania Twain, whose 1997 release “Come On Over” spent its first 123 weeks in the top 30.
During the course of its run, “All the Right Reasons” has also notched a head-spinning array of accomplishments that have contributed to its longevity. The album is six-times-platinum in the United States, with more than 8 million copies sold worldwide. After debuting at No. 1 with first-week sales of 325,000, it’s never sold fewer than 25,000 copies in a given week and has enjoyed significant spikes during each of the last two holiday seasons. A two-disc special edition of the album released in July has also bolstered its sales life.
It’s actually since slipped to No. 15. But still: Feel worse than you did when you got up? I know I do. I also know the century is only seven years old or so, but the words “arguably the biggest rock album of the century so far” coupled with “Nickelback” makes the days when I was battered with “Man, I Feel Like A Woman” nonstop while I was stacking boxes of copy paper for eight hours straight seem like the happiest time of my life.
Nickelback: A View From The Top [Billboard]