As for the United States, “Power Up” is the third AC / DC album to reach the top of the charts.
The band’s 17th studio material, released on Columbia Records on November 13, was sold in the United States in 117,000 units in the week ending November 19, according to Nielsen Music / MRC Data.
AC / DC also topped Billboard 200 with “Black Ice” (2008) and “For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)” (1981).
Overall, “Power Up” is the 26th AC / DC disc in the top and the tenth in the top 10.
The songs included on the album were accessed online 7.8 million times in the first week, and out of a total of 16,000 units are vinyl copies.
“Power Up” also recorded the best sales week for a rock album this year. Most recently, Tool’s “Fear Inoculum” saw 248,000 sales in a week in September 2019.
In more than a year, “Power Up” is the first rock album to reach the top of the American charts, after the same “Fear Inoculum”.
The album is the band’s first release from “Rock or Bust” (2014) and the first without Malcolm Young, co-founder and guitarist, who died in 2017.
The new material brought together soloist Brian Johnson, who had retired due to medical problems, drummer Phil Rudd, who was arrested at home in 2015 for possession of methamphetamines and for threatening the death of a former team member, and bassist Cliff Williams, who had announced his retirement in 2016, along with guitarist and co-founder Angus Young. The band also includes Stevie Young, rhythm guitar. He replaced his uncle, Malcolm Young, in 2014.
With “Power Up”, the band AC / DC now has albums in the top 10 in the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s and 2020. It is the second band to record this performance, after Metallica, and the fifth name, after Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne , Bruce Springsteen and James Taylor.
The album also debuted at number one on the UK charts. This is the fourth time the Australian group has recorded this performance in the Kingdom. “Power Up” sold 62,000 units in its first week, according to the Official Charts Company.
He naturally took first place in the Australian album chart.
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The second place in the current Billboard 200 was occupied by the first album signed Future and Lil Uzi Vert, “Pluto x Baby Pluto”, which was sold in 105,000 units. The songs from the surprise collaboration were accessed online 136.11 million times.
Chris Stapleton and his new studio album, “Starting Over”, debuted at number three, with 103,000 units sold. This is his fourth album to reach the top 10. The songs included on the disc have been accessed online 33.01 million times.
The fourth place was occupied by Ariana Grande and “Positions”, down three positions, after, in the third week after the debut, the album was sold in 75,000 units.
Pop Smoke and “Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon” dropped three places to five, Luke Combs and “What You See Is What You Get,” two to six, while rapper Juice WRLD and Legends Never Die ”remained in seventh place.
The Billboard 200’s Top 10 is completed by Queen and “Greatest Hits” (released in 1981), rising 28 places, thanks to vinyl sales on November 14, when Walmart made significant discounts, by The Kid Laroi and “F * ck Love ”and YoungBoy Never Broke Again and the mixtape“ Until I Return ”, which debuted on ten.
Billboard 200 ranks the most popular albums in the United States over the course of a week, based on multimetric consumption, which includes selling physical copies of records, singles (10 songs means an album) and online activity (1,500 hits equals one album; on-demand audio and video accesses).