Tuesday, November 17, 2020

AC/DC could debut Power Up atop US and UK charts

AC/DC could debut their new album, “Power Up”, atop both the US and UK album charts.

According to Hits Daily Double, the band is expected to sell 105-115k equivalent album units in the US in its first week, with 100-110k projected to be in traditional album sales.

The legendary rockers will compete with Future & Lil Uzi Vert's “Pluto x Baby Pluto” project, which could sell 110-120k units, with most of their activity based on streaming.

Meanwhile, “Power Up” is on track to debut at No. 1 in the UK as The Official Charts Company reports the project sold 47k last weekend and, in a midweek update, is outselling the rest of the Top 5 combined; the feat could earn AC/DC their first chart-topper in the region in a decade – since 2010’s “Iron Man 2” soundtrack.

Introduced with the lead single, “Shot In The Dark”, “Power Up” sees Angus Young joined by three members of the group’s “Back In Black” lineup – singer Brian Johnson, bassist Cliff Williams and drummer Phil Rudd – alongside rhythm guitarist Stevie Young, who stepped in for co-founder Malcolm Young after he retired in 2014 due to dementia before passing away in November of 2017.

See also:

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