Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘The Getaway’ Album Debuts at No. 2 on Billboard 200 Chart
Red Hot Chili Peppers had a solid opening week, as The Getaway album debuted at No. 1 in multiple countries around the world, but settled for a No. 2 arrival on the Billboard 200 Album Chart despite selling the most traditional albums during the week.
The disc arrived at No. 1 on the Billboard's Top Album Sales Chart with 108,000 traditional album sales, but finished No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with 118,000 equivalent album units, falling just shy of Drake's Views album, which spent its eighth consecutive week at No. 1. As has been Billboard's new way of calculating the chart, album streams are factored in, which is what helped keep Drake ahead with a final tally of 124,000 equivalent units to the Chili Peppers' 118,000 equivalent units. Drake actually only sold 33,000 traditional albums during the week, but was helped greatly by his streaming numbers.
The Getaway did debut at No. 1 in Australia, Belgium, Ireland, the Netherlands and New Zealand, and took the No. 2 spot in the United Kingdom and Germany during its opening week. The disc is the band's seventh Top 10 album and the third to hit No. 2 on the chart.
The band worked on the effort with producer Danger Mouse and had Nigel Godrich mix the album. So far, the song has yielded the hit single "Dark Necessities" as well as the preview tracks "The Getaway" and "We Turn Red." Look for Red Hot Chili Peppers supporting the album on tour at these locations.
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