Sunday, November 22, 2020

AC/DC debut atop US album charts with Power Up

AC/DC have debuted atop the US charts with their new album, “Power Up.”

According to Billboard, the project sold with 117,000 equivalent album units in its first week to claim No. 1 on the Billboard 200 while also delivering the largest sales week of 2020 for a rock album in the country.

The total breaks down to include 111,000 album units, 5,000 streaming equivalent album units and 1,000 track equivalent units; a further dive reveals 71,000 copies sold on CD, 23,000 digital download albums and 16,000 on vinyl LP.

“Power Up” marks AC/DC’s third US chart-topper following 1981’s “For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)” and 2008’s “Black Ice.”

The legendary band’s first release in six years was produced by Brendan O’Brien and recorded in Vancouver in 2018.

“Power Up” sees the return of co-founder Angus Young alongside a lineup that includes singer Brian Johnson, bassist Cliff Williams, drummer Phil Rudd and rhythm guitarist Stevie Young.

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