Avril Lavigne + Scorpions Enjoy Top 10 Debuts on Billboard Album Sales Chart
The current chart may spark a bit of nostalgia for fans of a variety of different ages, as '80s favorites Tears for Fears currently sit at No. 1 with The Tipping Point, their first new studio album since 2004. It sold 29,000 copies to top the Album Sales Chart (which is different from the Billboard 200 in that it focuses only on traditional album sales, rather than adding in streaming totals as the Billboard 200 does).
Meanwhile, Avril Lavigne's Love Sux, which has teamed her with producer and label honcho Travis Barker and given her a return to her pop-punk beginnings, landed at No. 2 in its debut week. The album sold 19,000 copies, and as Billboard reports, that's her seventh consecutive Top 5 charting album.
The top heavy album debut comes from legendary hard rock vets Scorpions, who hit No. 4 this week with Rock Believer. It sold over 12,000 copies and is now their highest charting album on the Top Albums Sales chart.
The Top 10 album features two more rock albums of note that have some mileage on them. Fleetwood Mac's '70s classic Rumours dropped from No. 7 to No. 9 this week, while Machine Gun Kelly's 2020 album Tickets to My Downfall climbed back into the Top 10 at No. 10.