'AFI (The Blood Album)' marks the band's first reign on each chart.
AFI rules Billboard's Alternative Albums and Hard Rock Albums charts (dated Feb. 11) for the first time, as AFI (The Blood Album), the California band's 10th studio LP, debuts as its first title to top each tally.
The set starts with 29,000 equivalent album units earned, with 28,000 in pure album sales, in the week ending Jan. 26, according to Nielsen Music. As previously reported, the consumption-based methodology instituted for the Billboard 200 in December 2014 now extends to many of Billboard's genre-specific album charts (as of the Feb. 11-dated lists). Previously, charts such as Top Rock Albums, Alternative Albums and Hard Rock Albums were solely sales-based; each now ranks equivalent album units, tallied via a combination of sales, streaming equivalent units and track equivalent units.