Nickelback Debuts At No. 1 on Top Rock Albums with 'No Fixed Address'
Nickelback arrives at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart with No Fixed Address, selling 80,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the band's fourth consecutive leader on the chart with a studio album. The title also starts at No. 1 on Alternative Albums and Hard Rock Albums.
On the Billboard 200, the new set bows at No. 4, marking Nickelback's sixth top 10. The group's previous full-length release, 2011's Here and Now, debuted and peaked at No. 2 (with 227,000 sold).
On Hot Rock Songs, Address' pop-focused single "What Are You Waiting For?" peaked at No. 11 in September, the band's highest rank since 2011's "Bottoms Up" (No. 8). This week, the track jumps 30-12, as another cut from the new album, "Edge of a Revolution," re-enters at No. 24 (after peaking at No. 13). "Revolution" led the Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart for two weeks.
Also on Hot Rock Songs, Hozier's "Take Me to Church" continues to surge, while a cover of the song by NBC's The Voice contestant Matt McAndrew debuts at No. 8 with 40,000 downloads sold. The original holds its No. 1 rank for a sixth week, adding greatest Digital, Airplay and Streaming Gainer awards, led by a 34 percent increase in sales (176,000 downloads sold, up 34 percent). On the Billboard Hot 100, Hozier's "Church" rises 6-3, while McAndrew's take debuts at No. 92.
Two tracks from Punk Goes Pop, Vol. 6, the latest in a compilation series from Fearless Records that pairs punk bands with pop songs, debut on Hot Rock Songs: covers of DJ Snake and Lil Jon's "Turn Down for What" by Upon a Burning Body (featuring Ice-T) (No. 35) and Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble" by We Came as Romans (No. 44). The release debuts at No. 5 on Top Rock Albums (20,000 sold), matching the peaks of 2010's Volume 3 and 2012's Volume 5.
Speaking of covers, The Art of McCartney debuts at No. 9 on Top Rock Albums (17,000). The 42-song tribute to Paul McCartney is a star-studded set that ranges from McCartney's classics with the Beatles to his solo work. Ralph Sall (the Ramones, Sugar Ray, Jane's Addiction) produced the set, which includes remakes by Billy Joel, Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, Chrissie Hynde and more. The album debuts at No. 27 on the Billboard 200.