The Gaslight Anthem Lights Up Top Rock Albums
The band's new set starts at No. 2 on Top Rock Albums and No. 4 on the Billboard 200. Plus, chart action from Tove Lo, alt-J and Ryan Adams.
The Gaslight Anthem's Get Hurt debuts at No. 2 on Top Rock Albums and No. 4 on the Billboard 200 with 33,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The New Jersey rockers hit No. 1 on Top Rock Albums and No. 3 on the Billboard 200 with their prior studio set, 2012's Handwritten (selling 40,000 first-week copies).
The new release also opens atop Vinyl Albums (marking their first No. 1 on the chart), selling 4,000 vinyl copies and accounting for 13 percent of its total sales; it doubles the band's previous best vinyl sales week, set when American Slang sold 2,000 vinyl copies in the week ending June 20, 2010.
Tove Lo's "Habits (Stay High)" crowns Hot Rock Songs (2-1), boosted by a 75 percent increase in airplay, according to Nielsen BDS. The track bumps Coldplay's "A Sky Full of Stars" to No. 2 after two consecutive and three total weeks at No. 1. The Swedish singer/songwriter's breakthrough hit bounds 38-30 on the Billboard Hot 100 and bullets at No. 21 on Alternative Songs.
Alt-J snags the Hot Shot Debut and its highest start on Hot Rock Songs with "Every Other Freckle" (No. 21); 16,000 U.S. downloads sold account for 90 percent of its chart points. On Alternative Songs, current alt-J radio single "Left Hand Free" lifts 13-10 to become the English band's first top 10 on the tally. On Hot Rock Songs, "Free" reaches a new peak with a 20-17 climb. The U.K. Mercury Prize-winners' second studio album, This Is All Yours, arrives Sept 22.
"My Wrecking Ball," the second track released from Ryan Adams' forthcoming self-titled 14th studio album, debuts at No. 41 on Hot Rock Songs with 9,000 downloads sold. Adams recorded a web-exclusive acoustic version of the song for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Aug. 13. Adams also performed the album's first single, "Gimme Something Good" (up 7-6 on Adult Alternative Songs), on-air with his band, the Shining.
Fences' (real name Chris Mansfield) collaboration with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis "Arrows" ascends 4-1 on the Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists weekly recap and re-enters Hot Rock Songs at No. 29, fueled by a 135 percent increase in streaming (429,000, with 69 percent from YouTube). The track's video, which premiered Aug. 11, finds (an unharmed-in-real-life) Macklemore jumping into a pool and being shot with arrows.