US rockers Queens of the Stone Age have officially scored their first chart-topping US debut, as the group's latest effort "...Like Clockwork" climbed the top of the Billboard 200 chart.
According to Nielsen SoundScan, the sixth QOTSA release shipped 91,000 units within the first week, knocking Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories" off the throne after its two-week reign. As Billboard reports, "...Like Clockwork" managed to score highly impressive vinyl edition sales, selling 12,000 units in the first week.
This is a big leap for Josh Homme and co. compared to the previous record "Era Vulgaris." The 2007 effort managed to peak only at No. 14 with 52,000 copies shipped in the US during the first week.
Another newcomer to the list is the post-hardcore US group Sleeping with Sirens, who earned their highest charting debut ever with the latest record "Feel" which managed to sell 59,000 units.
Thrash titans Megadeth round up the solid week for rockers on the Billboard chart, as their latest studio effort "Super Collider" landed at No. 6 with 29,000 copies shipped. Although the sales figure is lower than the 42,000 "Th1rt3en" managed to sell, the record still landed at the higher position than its predecessor, earning Megadeth their highest-charting album since 1994's "Youthanasia."
Meanwhile, Black Sabbath are charging to their first No. 1 Billboard 200 debut since 1970's "Paranoid." According to Billboard, the group's latest release "13" is projected to sell well over 120,000 copies and possibly earn the metal pioneers their first chart-topper in 43 years.