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Eddie Vedder Earns His First Solo Top Rock Albums No. 1 With ‘Earthling’

'Earthling' surpasses the No. 2 peaks of 'Into the Wild' and 'Ukulele Songs.'

Eddie Vedder rules Billboard‘s Top Rock Albums chart for the first time as a solo artist, crowning the Feb. 26-dated ranking with Earthling.

In the Feb. 11-17 tracking week, Earthling — released Feb. 11 — earned 19,000 equivalent album units, with 16,000 units via album sales, according to MRC Data.

The Pearl Jam frontman previously reached No. 2 twice on Top Rock Albums as a soloist, via the Into the Wild soundtrack in 2007 and Ukulele Songs in 2011.

Pearl Jam boasts three No. 1s on Top Rock Albums, which began in 2006: 2009’s Backspacer, 2013’s Lightning Bolt and 2020’s Gigaton.


Earthling additionally arrives at No. 2 on Top Alternative Albums, tying Into the Wild and Ukulele Songs for Vedder’s best rank.

Earthling also opens at No. 1 on Top Album Sales, where it’s Vedder’s first solo leader.

On the all-format Billboard 200, Earthling debuts at No. 29.

Concurrently, one track from Earthling, “Invincible,” debuts at No. 24 on Alternative Digital Song Sales with 500 downloads sold.

Earthling has already generated a pair of radio singles. “Long Way” hit No. 7 on Adult Alternative Airplay in October, while follow-up “Brother the Cloud” has reached Nos. 14 (Adult Alternative Airplay), 18 (Mainstream Rock Airplay) and 38 (Alternative Airplay), as well as No. 19 on the all-rock-format, audience-based Rock & Alternative Airplay chart.