Saint Asonia, Fall Out Boy & Hozier Surge on Rock Charts
Supergroup Saint Asonia debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Hard Rock Albums chart with its self-titled first studio set, starting with 13,000 sold, according to Nielsen Music. Frontman Adam Gontier, previously lead singer of Three Days Grace, is joined by members of other hard rock bands, including Staind and Finger Eleven.
Vinyl Return: Saint Asonia's set just misses the summit of Top Rock Albums, as Twenty One Pilots' Blurryface zooms 5-1 to regain the top slot (17,000, up 75 percent). The band returns to the lead after debuting at No. 1 on the list three months ago (with 134,000; June 6). The surge is mostly attributed to a vinyl release, adding 7,000 in sales and sending the title to the top of the Vinyl Albums chart.'Uma' Up: Fall Out Boy's "Uma Thurman" crowns Rock Digital Songs (2-1) with 53,000 sold (up 4 percent) in its 30th week, completing the second-longest run to No. 1 on the list. Tied with the climb of Bastille's "Pompeii" (30 weeks, 2013-14), it trails only Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive," which needed 32 weeks in 2012-13.
"Uma," Fall Out Boy's third Rock Digital Songs No. 1, ranks at its No. 2 Hot Rock Songs peak for a sixth week. It's sold 822,000 to-date.'New' Top 10: Also on Hot Rock Songs, Hozier's "Someone New" enters the top 10 (19-10). The track marks the singer/songwriter's second top 10, following "Take Me to Church," which tied "Radioactive" for the most weeks (23) spent at No. 1.
"New" also hits the Adult Alternative Songs top 10 (12-8), marking his third top 10 at the format. Hozier performed "New" July 31 as part of ABC's Good Morning America Summer Concert Series. Following the gig, his self-titled debut full-length bounds 16-5 on Top Rock Albums (9,000, up 50 percent) and his new EP Live in America debuts at No. 29 (2,000).