"Medicine at Midnight" crowns Top Rock Albums, Alternative Albums & Hard Rock Albums, while "Waiting on a War" leads Hot Hard Rock Songs.
The set debuts at No. 1 on the Top Rock Albums, Alternative Albums and Hard Rock Albums charts with 70,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Feb. 11, according to MRC Data. Of that sum, 64,000 units comprise album sales.
It's the Dave Grohl-led band's fifth Top Rock Albums No. 1 (the tally began in 2006) and its fifth and sixth, respectively, on Alternative Albums and Hard Rock Albums (both of which started in 2007). Foo Fighters now lead all acts outright for the most Alternative Albums No. 1s, breaking what was a 15-way tie for the mark. Meanwhile, their six Hard Rock Albums rulers slot them into a four-way tie with Five Finger Death Punch, Linkin Park and Pearl Jam for the record on that ranking. (Their additional leader on Hard Rock Albums is their 2009 Greatest Hits, which reached No. 3 on Top Rock Albums and Alternative Albums.)