Monday, July 9, 2018

Guns N’ Roses: Appetite For Destruction returns to US Top 10

Guns N’ Roses’ 1987 debut, “Appetite For Destruction”, has returned to the US Top 10 for the first time in more than 29 years thanks to a newly-released series of expanded reissues of the iconic hard rock album.

Billboard reports “Appetite” has re-entered the Billboard 200 at No. 10.

Offered in a variety of packages – including a limited edition 4CD/7LP “Locked N' Loaded” box set – all versions of the project combined sold 33,000 units in the week ending July 5.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the US based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units are comprised of traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). As of this week, each unit equals one traditional album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from one album (a TEA unit), or 1,250 paid subscription on-demand audio song streams from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported on-demand audio song streams from an album (an SEA unit).

“Appetite For Destruction” originally debuted at No. 182 on the Billboard 200 in August of 1987; the set reached No. 1 nearly a year later, where it went on to top the chart for a total of five non-consecutive weeks while finishing as the No. 6 biggest album of 1988.

The record launched Guns N’ Roses from the Los Angeles club scene to international fame while delivering three US Top 10 singles: “Welcome To The Jungle”, “Paradise City”, and their first and only US No. 1 hit, “Sweet Child o’ Mine.”

Three decades after its release, the project remains the biggest-selling debut album of all time with more than 30 million copies sold worldwide.

Guns N’ Roses will wrap up the summer 2018 leg of their Not In This Lifetime in Iceland on July 24.

See also:

VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses stream Welcome To The Jungle live from Download Festival in Madrid
Guns N’ Roses stream unreleased piano version of November Rain from Appetite reissue
VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses unbox expanded Appetite For Destruction reissues
Guns N’ Roses release Shadow Of Your Love tour edition lyric video
Search Guns N Roses at hennemusic