The National & Rammstein Crown Rock Album Charts

Shane McCauley
The National

The bands lead Top Rock Albums & Hard Rock Albums, respectively.

The National and Rammstein rule Billboard's Top Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums charts (dated June 1), respectively, with the latter act leading for the first time in nearly a decade.

No. 1 on Top Rock Albums belongs to The National's I Am Easy to Find, which debuts with 40,000 units earned in its first week, according to Nielsen Music. The act's eighth studio album is its fourth total and consecutive leader, a streak that dates to the May 2010 arrival of High Violet.

Concurrently, a pair of tracks from Easy appear on the streaming-, airplay- and sales-based Hot Rock Songs chart, led by "Rylan," which debuts at No. 44. Lead radio single "You Had Your Soul With You" re-enters at No. 48; it hit No. 9 on the Adult Alternative Songs airplay tally (May 25).

Rammstein's self-titled set opens at No. 1 on Hard Rock Albums (and at No. 2 on Top Rock Albums) with 28,000 units. The LP is the German rockers' first in nearly a decade, since Liebe Ist Fur Alle Da, which led the latter list in November 2009, becoming their first No. 1 on the ranking.

Rammstein also starts as the band's first top 10 on the all-genre Billboard 200, at No. 9, exceeding the band's prior-best No. 13 start and peak of Liebe.

Rammstein reaches Hot Rock Songs with two tracks: "Deutschland" (No. 41) and "Radio" (No. 49), both re-entries. The songs peaked at Nos. 14 and 27, respectively.