Rise Against, Bleachers & Jenny Lewis Make Moves On Rock Charts
The punks score their second No. 1 on Top Rock Albums. Plus, chart action for Bleachers, Jenny Lewis, Vance Joy and more
Rise Against notches its second No. 1 on Top Rock Albums, and fourth top 10 on the Billboard 200 (No. 3), as The Black Market debuts with 53,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The title also marks the Chicago hardcore punk band's second leader on Hard Rock and Alternative Albums.
Market follows the group's previous studio album, Endgame, which debuted and peaked at No. 1 on Top Rock Albums and No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with 85,000 in 2011. The new set is the band's seventh studio album dating to its 2001 debut The Unraveling.
The new album's first single, "I Don't Want to Be Here Anymore," ranks at No. 22 on Hot Rock Songs, with 40 percent of its chart points from airplay. On the radio-based Mainstream Rock chart, the track rises 13-9 as the Greatest Gainer, becoming the act's third top 10.
BLEACHERS ARE RISERS: Strange Desire, the debut album from Bleachers, led by fun.'s Jack Antonoff, starts at No. 2 on Top Rock Albums (21,000 sold, with a notable 15 percent of sales from independent stores).
Bleachers' debut single "I Wanna Get Better" enters the top 10 of Hot Rock Songs (12-10) with an 81 percent increase in streaming points (to 723,000 U.S. streams, according to Nielsen BDS). Another track from the album, "Rollercoaster," debuts at No. 48 with a 140 percent jump in streaming.
JENNY, WE'VE GOT HER NUMBER: With a little help from her video co-star friends Anne Hathaway, Kristen Stewart and Brie Larson, singer/songwriter Jenny Lewis (also of Rilo Kiley, Jenny and Johnny and the Postal Service) scores her solo first entry on Hot Rock Songs. The Beck-produced "Just One of the Guys" takes the Hot Shot Debut at No. 17, with 85 percent of its chart points from streaming.
GQ debuted the song's video, which features the famous ladies as members of Lewis' band dressed up as guys in Adidas track suits and fake mustaches (with Hathaway even sporting a rat-tail). The track debuts at No. 18 on Rock Streaming Songs with 1.1 million U.S. streams (93 percent from YouTube plays).
"Guys" is the first single from Lewis' album The Voyager (due July 29), her first solo album since 2008's Acid Tongue, which debuted and peaked at No. 10 on Top Rock Albums.
Lewis' prior chart history includes a No. 30 peak for "Silver Lining" on Adult Alternative Songs in 2007 as part of Rilo Kiley; a No. 15 peak on Hot Singles Sales for "Love Hurts" as half of Jenny and Johnny, her project with longtime boyfriend Johnathan Rice; and a No. 82 high on the Billboard Hot 100 for "We Will Become Silhouettes" with the Postal Service in 2005.
JOY-FUL NOISE: Vance Joy wins top Digital and Streaming Gainer awards for "Riptide" on Hot Rock Songs (10-8). The cut, also up 9-3 on Rock Digital Songs, registers a 49 percent lift to 32,000 downloads sold and a 27 percent boost in streaming (1.9 million U.S. streams, 72 percent from Spotify.) After its July 9 release, the Australian singer-songwriter's new song "Mess Is Mine" reached No. 16 on the real-time Billboard Twitter Emerging Artists chart this week. Both songs are from his debut album Dream Your Life Away, due Sept. 5.
KILLER 'QUEEN': Perfume Genius' "Queen" debuts at No. 5 on the Billboard Twitter Emerging Artists weekly recap after peaking at No. 3 on the real-time tally upon the release of its video. The track is the first single from the act's third album, Too Bright, due Sept. 22 and recorded with Portishead's Adrian Utley. Perfume Genius peaked at No. 23 on Heatseekers Albums in 2012 with Put Your Back N 2 It.