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.