Disturbed Scores Fifth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart
Rock band Disturbed achieves its fifth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as its latest studio effort, Immortalized, opens atop the Sept. 12-dated tally.
It's the fifth straight No. 1-debuting studio set for the act, making them only the third group to have achieved five consecutive studio efforts to open atop the list. (Only Metallica and Dave Matthews Band have also claimed the unique feat.)
Immortalized -- which was released on Aug. 21 through Reprise/Warner Bros. Records -- follows the band's previous No. 1s: Asylum (in 2010), Indestructible (2008), Ten Thousand Fists (2005) and Believe (2002). Among their so-far six studio releases, only their debut, The Sickness, missed the top. It peaked at No. 29 in 2000.
Immortalized opens with 98,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Aug. 27, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 93,000 were pure album sales.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new Sept. 12-dated chart (where Disturbed is No. 1) will be posted in full to Billboard's websites on Tuesday, Sept. 1.
Immortalized also naturally debuts at No. 1 on the Rock Albums, Hard Rock Albums and Alternative Albums charts.
Disturbed bumps Luke Bryan's Kill the Lights out of the pole position, as the country superstar slips to No. 2 with 67,000 units (down 33 percent).
Dr. Dre's Compton is steady at No. 3, but surges with a 20 percent unit gain (to 61,000) after the album was released on CD and made available to all retailers on Aug. 21. The set was initially available as a digital exclusive title though iTunes and Apple Music. In terms of pure album sales, Compton jumps to 55,000 copies sold for the week -- a gain of 27 percent.
Country singer Kip Moore nets a new chart high on the Billboard 200, as his second album, Wild Ones, bows at No. 4 with 40,000 units. It surpasses the peak his first effort, 2012's Up All Night, which topped out at its debut rank: No. 6.
Ed Sheeran's X slips 2-5 with 32,000 units (down 67 percent).
Rob Thomas collects his third top 10 solo album as The Great Unknown starts at No. 6 with 31,000 units. It's also the third studio effort from the Matchbox Twenty frontman. He previously hit the top 10 on his own with his solo debut …Something To Be (No. 1 in 2005) and Cradlesong (No. 3 in 2009).
Taylor Swift's 1989 is a non-mover at No. 7 with 30,000 units (down 7 percent) as it nears a full year on the chart. The set has spent all 44 weeks of its release in the top 10.
Swedish metal band Ghost (formerly known as Ghost B.C. in the U.S.) scores its first top 10 album with the debut of Meliora at No. 8 (just over 29,000 units -- nearly all from pure album sales). The set, which is the act's third studio effort, follows the No. 28-peaking Infestissumam, which was released in 2013 and has sold 66,000.
Rounding out the Billboard 200's new top 10 is N.W.A's Straight Outta Compton (4-9 with 29,000 units; down 35 percent) and the Now 55 compilation (5-10 with 27,000 units; down 32 percent).