QOTSA's '...Like Clockwork' Debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Chart

Rockers score their first chart-topping US debut ever with 91,000 new album units shipped within the first week.

QOTSA's '...Like Clockwork' Debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Chart
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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.

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    stickler5150
    Didn't get this album at first and then I listened to it in it's entirety whilst very hungover on a train and it was perfect. Have loved it ever since. "I Appear Missing" takes me right back to that train trip every time.....
    jrodgers
    Absolutely right on. There's something about listening to good music while travelling that kind of entwines to the 2 memories into one. I could tell you what specific albums I was listening to on every big trip i've taken since i was a little kid.
    The_Catto
    If there is a tune that can help you feel better when you're deathly hungover, especially on a train trip.... That's definitely a keeper! This is a pretty solid album. Me likes
    Vash_15
    Good to hear, they definitely deserved it. Who says good music goes unappreciated?
    rolandroi
    It should stay that way for many weeks or months.
    rolandroi
    as much as i like seeing QOTSA's new album at the top, it bugs me to see super collider at #6 spot. That shit makes this whole list look like a joke. And no one even seemed bother by it, except me? WTF UG?!
    aureliusgtr
    i dont understand why this got downvoted, super collider was absolutely attrocious, by far megadeth's least impressive effort
    N7Crazy
    QOTSA hit number 1, and Black sabbath is very likely to follow up on it... Today was a good day...
    Brandon1993
    This album deserves to be at #1. ...Like Clockwork is quite possibly one of the if not THE best album I have heard in a long time.
    Braykah
    Good, more of this and less of the dance/pop/r'n'b crap that tops the charts otherwise.
    Josh100_3
    Every song on this record is perfect
    jrodgers
    That really is the truth. When i first saw that this album was only gonna have 10 tracks of mostly standard length, I'll admit I was disapointed. As it turns out though, all 10 songs literally ARE perfect, unique, and sequence flawlessly. This is the most musically rich and rewarding QOTSA yet= even better than Songs for the Deaf and Rated R.
    third(-)eye
    I don't know about it being better than SFTD, but definitely better than R in my book.
    Animadantis
    Gives new meaning to the lyrics "I blow my load over the status quo" from Smooth Sailing doesn't it lol?
    W1LL P1L50N
    I hope all the retards who listen to shit like Rihanna on the charts stop and listen to this!! We need a new rock scene so badly!
    Skaden
    The best things in life are an acquired taste, knowing that hundreds of thousands of people love QotSA/Actual Music and not just any kid buying a new single because they listen to anything shoved down their throat each day makes your music taste that extra special :p
    Nitnatsnok
    There's nothing like listening to main stream rock to make your music taste 'extra special.'
    TwisterAce
    It's good to finally see QOTSA hit #1 on the Billboard 200. Still, 91,000 copies seems very small for a number-one record, even these days.
    CurlOfTheBurl
    Thats the nature of that particular beast, rather than that particular record. Most bands would be dancing when they break the 25,000 mark!
    shwilly
    And yet Pinkpop didn't even schedule 'em as headliners. They're not even on the main stage (that honor goes to Paramore and The Script, whoever the f*ck that may be). So apparently we're all stupid :p Naw but srsly tho, this used to be THE summer festival in the Netherlands (oldest annual popfestival in the world if I'm not mistaken). I grew up watching Eddie Vedder jump from a crane and RATM tearing the place apart, all the while thinking "damn, I can't wait to be old enough and join the fun". Now it's just a sad-ass lemonparty (hell, even my dad doesn't want to be seen there). Good thing they scheduled a sh*tload of dates, now I have until november to catch 'em somewhere near me
    splash3
    That's great news. They made a fantstic album and promoted it well so they simply deserved it but it's still nice to hear that a rock band can still pull it of in this day and age.
    Skaden
    Everyone has their own music tastes but this is definately the best album I've ever bought, on par or better than Songs for the Deaf album. Smooth Sailing has some amazing guitar effects and note progressions, great work, well deserved.
    smittyanthrax
    Pity it couldnt get to number 1 in britain.Our charts are ****ing diabolical.Some bullshit called disclosure beat it.Boils the blood.Alice in chains wasnt even top forty.
    third(-)eye
    I thought Britain was supposed to have all the best music, though. :/
    smittyanthrax
    Nah ive never believed that for a minute.Over 80% of the stuff i listen to is american.
    The_Locker
    Zepplin, Floyd, Stones, Sabbath, Queen, Beatles, Smiths, Radiohead, Iron Maiden, The Who, Judas Priest etc etc etc. America can't compete with that. Although in recent days British music has gone to shit.
    smittyanthrax
    Most of those bands you mentioned i wasnt even born when they were in their prime.Freddie died when i was about 10.But like you said its most recent british music thats total balls.
    reason84
    By logic, America can compete...considering a good chunk of those bands ripped off American rock and blues in the first place.
    N7Crazy
    If the original creator was the greatest/best within his creation, then your argument would eventually boil down to that the work songs of the people of westafrica is the best damn music ever.
    Elegitii
    Ikr! I was looking at the charts all this week thinkin c'mon c'mon it's gonna get hire than 11th on iTunes. And alas, some pop sh*t beat it. At least Sabbath was N0.1 over here!
    gbrooks2
    I still have to buy this, as well as the Sabbath and Alice albums... I hope these kind of figures are enough to make some money for the band.
    led@zeppelin
    every week I look to see what album is at the #1 posistion and most of the time I'm disapointed to see some shitty pop album,but now there is some true music.