Monday, April 6, 2020

Pearl Jam score US Top 5 debut with Gigaton

Pearl Jam have scored a US Top 5 debut with their new album, “Gigaton.”

Produced by Josh Evans and the group, Billboard reports the Seattle outfit’s first studio record in seven years enters the Billboard 200 at No. 5 with opening week sales of 63,000 equivalent album units, of which 57,000 are in album sales, while 6,000 are in streaming equivalent album (SEA) units and less than 1,000 are in track equivalent albums (TEA) units.

According to the music industry outlet, “Gigaton” performed particularly well on vinyl, selling 14,000 copies, the second-largest week on vinyl for a 2020 release.

“Gigaton” is Pearl Jam’s 11th studio album, and all 11 of those have reached the top five on the influential US chart; the 2020 release also entered the Billboard Rock Albums Chart this week at No. 1.

The band were set to premiere “Gigaton” in more than 200 Dolby Atmos-equipped theaters worldwide on March 25, but the global cinema event has been postponed during the pandemic.

Pearl Jam also postponed a spring tour of North America, which was scheduled to open last month in Toronto, ON.

See also:

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