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On the Charts: Green Day’s ‘Revolution Radio’ Tunes Into Number One
Green Day returned to the top of the Billboard 200 for the first time in nearly a decade as the Rock Hall-inducted trio’s new LP Revolution Radio grabbed Number One, leading a pack of five new releases that entered the Top 10 this week.
Revolution Radio sold 95,000 total copies in its first week to give Green Day their first chart-topper since 2007’s 21st Century Breakdown and third overall Number One album, joining 2004’s American Idiot.
Revolution Radio was also Green Day’s 10th Top 10 album, continuing a stretch that began when Dookiepeaked at Number Two in January 1995, Billboard reports.
Norah Jones‘ Day Breaks debuted at Number Two, selling 47,000 total copies. That matches the Billboard 200 peak of Jones’ previous LP, 2012’s Little Broken Hearts. Jones was last on the Billboard 200 in 2013 when she and Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong reached Number 19 with their album Foreverly.
At Number Three, OneRepublic established a new chart high as Ryan Tedder and company’s Oh My My moved 46,000 total units. The band’s previous peak came when their Native topped out at Number Four in 2013.
Two more new releases cracked the Top 10: Alter Bridge’s The Last Hero debuted at Number Eight, the band’s first Top 10 album since 2004, while Phantogram’s Three reached Number Nine with 25,000 copies.
Drake’s Views hung around the Top Five for another week, slipping into Number Four, ahead of the Suicide Squad soundtrack (Number Five), last week’s champ Solange and her A Seat at the Table (Number Six) and Twenty One Pilots’ Blurryface (Number Seven). Ariana Grande’s Dangerous Woman closed out the Top 10.
Next week, Green Day will attempt to fend off new releases like Kings of Leon’s Walls, the Game’s 1992 and JoJo’s Mad Love.