The new album concurrently starts at No. 5 on the all-format Billboard 200, where Pure Heroine hit No. 3 and Melodrama led for a week.
All but one of the 13 songs from Solar Power grace the Hot Rock & Alternative Songs chart, paced by "Mood Ring," which reaches a new No. 11 high thanks largely to 4.3 million U.S. streams in its first full tracking week; it was released Aug. 17. The top newcomer to the list from the album is "The Path," which debuts at No. 25 (2.7 million streams).
Solar Power's title-track lead single hit No. 6 on Hot Rock & Alternative Songs in June, becoming Lorde's sixth top 10. It crowned the Adult Alternative Airplay chart for two weeks in August and hit No. 10 on the all-rock-format, audience-based Rock & Alternative Airplay chart.