'Metal Galaxy,' the Japanese band's third LP, debuts with 28,000 units.
For the first time in the 13-year history of Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart, an act from Asia ranks at No. 1.
Babymetal's Metal Galaxy, the Japanese metal band's third studio set, debuts atop the tally dated Oct. 26 with 28,000 album units earned (27,000 in album sales), according to Nielsen Music.
The feat adds Asia to the continents that have produced acts that have led Top Rock Albums, along with North America, Europe, Africa and Australia. No South American acts have reigned, and any Antarctic artists aren't likely to heat up the No. 1 spot any time soon.