Green Day’s ‘Revolution Radio’ Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200, Alter Bridge Land in Top 10
Green Day have come in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart yet again with Revolution Radio. With 95,000 albums moved in its first week, Revolution Radio marks Green Day’s third No. 1 spot on the Billboard chart.
This may be hard to believe, but Green Day didn’t get their first No. 1 album in the U.S. until American Idiot hit shelves in 2004. They came close with Dookie and Insomniac, but those albums hit their peak at No. 2. Green Day’s other No. 1 charting album came in 2009 with 21st Century Breakdown.
The punk-rock trio’s lead single, “Bang Bang,” also hit an incredible Billboard mark, becoming Green Day’s 21st Top 10 hit on the Alternative Songs airplay chart. This places Green Day as the fourth most prolific band in the chart’s history, behind Foo Fighters (with 22), U2 (with 23) and Red Hot Chili Peppers (with 25).
In other Billboard rock news, Alter Bridge enjoyed a substantive Billboard debut with their newest album, The Last Hero. Myles, Mark and co. landed at No. 8 with 28,000 units moved. This marks Alter Bridge’s first Top 10 spot since releasing their debut album, One Day Remains, which hit No. 5 back in 2004.
Congrats to both bands for their continued success and highly respectable Billboard 200 positions!
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