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Red Hot Chili Peppers Return to No. 1 on Rock, Alternative Album Charts

Each of the band's last four albums has crowned Top Rock Albums.

Red Hot Chili Peppers nab their fourth straight No. 1 on Billboard‘s Top Rock Albums chart, as Unlimited Love debuts atop the April 16-dated list.

Love bows with 98,000 equivalent album units earned in the tracking week ending April 7, according to Luminate, formerly MRC Data. Of that sum, 83,000 are from album sales, with 38,000 on vinyl, marking the biggest week on vinyl for a rock band since Luminate began tracking sales in 1991.

Love marks the Chili Peppers’ fourth No. 1 on Top Rock Albums, which began in 2006. Stadium Arcadium crowned the survey for three weeks that year, followed by two-frame ruler I’m With You in 2011 and one-week No. 1 The Getaway in 2016.

Love also arrives as the band’s third No. 1 on Top Alternative Albums, which began in 2007, following You and Getaway.


As previously reported, Love debuts at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200. It’s the band’s second leader, among eight top 10s, dating to its first in 1992, and first since Stadium Arcadium.

Four songs from Love appear on the streaming-, airplay- and sales-based Hot Rock & Alternative Songs chart, led by first single “Black Summer,” which vaults 27-12, following its No. 10 debut in February, with 2.4 million official U.S. streams, 9.3 million radio audience impressions and 600 downloads sold. “Summer” concurrently reigns for a ninth week on the audience-based Rock & Alternative Airplay list and for a third frame on the spins-based Alternative Airplay chart.

Three other Love tracks debut on Hot Rock & Alternative Songs: “Here Ever After” (No. 37; 1.6 million streams, 700 sold), “These Are the Ways” (No. 38; 1.8 million streams) and “Aquatic Mouth Dance” (No. 48; 1.4 million streams).