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Slipknot Continues No. 1 Streak on Top Rock & Alternative Albums Chart

Each of the band's new albums since 2008 has led the list.

Slipknot‘s The End, So Far continues the band’s string of No. 1s on Billboard’s Top Rock & Alternative Albums, Top Rock Albums and Top Hard Rock Albums charts, debuting atop all three rankings dated Oct. 15.

End bows with 59,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Oct. 6, according to Luminate, with 50,000 from album sales.


Each of Slipknot’s studio LPs has ruled the three charts since the lists’ inceptions (Top Rock & Alternative Albums and Top Rock Albums in 2006, Top Hard Rock Albums in 2007). Prior to End, the band, which formed in Iowa in 1995, reigned with 2008’s All Hope Is Gone, followed by 2014’s .5: The Gray Chapter and 2019’s We Are Not Your Kind.

End concurrently starts at No. 2 on the all-format Billboard 200, marking the band’s sixth top five title, and No. 1 on Top Album Sales, its fourth ruler.

Six songs from End appear on the multi-metric Hot Hard Rock Songs chart, led by current single “Yen,” which re-enters at No. 6 on the strength of 1.1 million official U.S. streams and 736,000 airplay audience impressions. The top debut from the album is “Hive Mind” at No. 12 (1.5 million streams).

“Yen” and “The Dying Song (Time to Sing)” also rank on Hot Rock & Alternative Songs at Nos. 47 and 50, respectively.

“Yen,” the album’s second radio single, has reached No. 16 on Mainstream Rock Airplay, this week placing at No. 17 with a new high in weekly plays. Preceding single “The Chapeltown Rag” hit No. 28 last December.