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Thrice Triples Up Atop Rock Album Charts

To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere by Thrice
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Album art for "To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere" by Thrice.

The band bounds in at No. 1 on Top Rock Albums, Alternative Albums & Hard Rock Albums charts.

After a three-year hiatus, Thrice returns with its first No. 1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums, Alternative Albums and Hard Rock Albums charts (dated June 18), as To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere, the California four-piece's ninth studio set, debuts with 21,000 sold, according to Nielsen Music.

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Thrice scores its best sales week since 2008, when The Alchemy Index, Vol. 3 & 4: Air & Earth also moved 21,000 (although slightly more than that of Everywhere, before rounding off totals). That album also yielded the band's previous best peak on Top Rock Albums (No. 4). On the Billboard 200, the new LP starts at No. 15, equaling the band's best rank, first achieved with Vheissu (which sold 46,000 copies in its first week) in 2005.

As the new record finds its way onto multiple charts, lead single "Black Honey" debuts at No. 45 on Hot Rock Songs, becoming Thrice's first entry on the ranking, which began in 2009. The track rises 39-35 on the Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart, where it's the group's first song to chart in a decade.

Below Thrice, Catfish and the Bottlemen earn their best Top Rock Albums rank and sales week with sophomore album The Ride, which begins at No. 3 (13,000 sold). The set also starts at No. 2 on Alternative Albums, likewise a personal best. Previous LP The Balcony debuted at No. 13 on Top Rock Albums and No. 9 on Alternative Albums (with 4,000 sold). Concurrently, The Ride's lead single "Soundcheck" surges 17-15 on Alternative Songs and 49-32 on Hot Rock Songs, the band's highest ranks on each chart so far.

At No. 4 on Top Rock Albums, Lacuna Coil debuts with eighth studio set Delirium (13,000, slightly lower than Catfish and the Bottlemen's sum). It's the Italian act's best-charting set on Top Rock Albums, surpassing the No. 5 peaks of 2009's Shallow Life and 2012's Dark Adrenaline, and also begins at No. 2 on Hard Rock Albums.

The other top 10 debut on Top Rock Albums belongs to Real Friends. Home Inside My Head, the pop-punk quintet's sophomore effort, debuts at No. 6 (9,000), tying the group's previous best mark set with 2014's Maybe This Place Is the Same and We're Just Changing. Home also bows at No. 4 on Alternative Albums, the band's best placement yet.