Green Day Top Album Chart For First Time In Seven Years With ‘Revolution Radio’

Robbie Daw | October 17, 2016 1:31 pm

Let’s not mince words; seeing the same shit clog up the charts week after week, month after month, gets to be dull as hell. But now the sun is shining, the weather has warmed and the thaw that was much needed on the country’s main album roundup has arrived.

This week sees five new entries bust into the upper tier of the Billboard 200, led by Green Day‘s 12th studio outing Revolution Radio at #1. The Cali trio sold 90,000 copies of their latest out of the gate (total equivalent album units moved: 95,000), which was enough for them to clinch the top spot for the third time.

The last time Billie Joe Armstrong and co. hit the #1 position was in 2009, with 21st Century Breakdown. Green Day’s inaugural trip to the top came with their six-times Platinum 2004 blockbuster American Idiot, which produced hits like “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams” and “Wake Me Up When September Ends.”

Green Day are followed by Norah Jones, at #2 with sixth LP Day Breaks (47,000 album units), and OneRepublic, who debut at #3 with Oh My My (46,000 units). Bringing up the new entries in the lower portion of the Top 10 are rockers Alter Bridge at #8 with The Last Hero and New York duo Phantogram at #9 with Three.

Let’s keep the switch-ups going!

The Top 10 of the Billboard 200:

1. Green Day, Revolution Radio *new* *1 week*  2. Norah Jones, Day Breaks *new* 3. OneRepublic, Oh My My *new* 4. Drake, Views 5. Soundtrack, Suicide Squad 6. Solange, A Seat At The Table 7. Twenty One Pilots, Blurryface 8. Alter Bridge, The Last Hero *new* 9. Phantogram, Three *new* 10. Ariana Grande, Dangerous Woman

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