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Korn Ties for Most Hard Rock Albums No. 1s Thanks to ‘Requiem’

The band is now one of five acts with six leaders in the chart's history.

Korn notches its sixth No. 1 on Billboard‘s Hard Rock Albums chart with Requiem, which bows atop the Feb. 19-dated tally.

Requiem starts with 23,000 equivalent album units earned in the Feb. 4-10 tracking week, according to MRC Data. Of that sum, 20,000 units are from album sales.

Korn ties for the most No. 1s in the history of Hard Rock Albums, which began in 2007. Five Finger Death Punch, Foo Fighters, Linkin Park and Pearl Jam each also boast six leaders.

Most No. 1s, Hard Rock Albums


  • 6, Five Finger Death Punch
  • 6, Foo Fighters
  • 6, Korn
  • 6, Linkin Park
  • 6, Pearl Jam
  • 5, Breaking Benjamin
  • 5, Disturbed
  • 5, Marilyn Manson
  • 5, Nickelback

Korn first led Hard Rock Albums with Untitled in August 2007. Each of its studio LPs since has also hit No. 1 apart from 2011’s The Path of Totality, which peaked at No. 2.

Concurrently, Requiem starts at No. 2 on Top Rock Albums and Top Alternative Albums. On the all-format Billboard 200, it arrives at No. 14.

Four tracks from Requiem hit the multi-metric Hot Hard Rock Songs chart, which began in 2020. Lead single “Start the Healing” paces the group, jumping 11-5 after reaching at No. 2 upon its debut (Nov. 27, 2021). In the latest tracking week, “Healing” earned 2.9 million radio audience impressions and 698,000 U.S. streams.

The set’s other cuts Hot Hard Rock Songs: “Lost in the Grandeur” (No. 14), “Forgotten” (No. 15) and “Let the Dark Do the Rest” (No. 21).

“Healing” also bullets at its No. 2 high on the plays-based Mainstream Rock Airplay chart. Korn has led the list with “Never Never” in 2013.