Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Ghost top 2022 US album sales with Impera

Ghost have topped the 2022 list of album sales with their new release, “Impera.”

According to Billboard, the Swedish rockers' fifth record scored the largest sales week of any album this year both in terms of equivalent album units earned (70,000) and traditional album sales (62,500); the set additionally logs the largest sales week of any album in 2022, bolstered by its availability across multiple vinyl LP variants, as well as CD, cassette and digital download.

“Impera” surpassed the 37,000 copies sold of The Weeknd’s “Dawn FM” after its release early last month to claim top physical sales in the year to date.

Produced by Klas Åhlund, the project also delivered a career high for Ghost with a debut at No. 2 on the US Billbaord 200, besting a No. 3 position with 2018’s “Prequelle.”

“Impera” has the largest sales week for a rock or hard rock album since the February 2021 release of the Foo Fighters’ “Medicine At Midnight.”

“We wish to inform you as Ghost continue to topple empires, they realize they do not walk alone,” says the band about their global chart success with the record. “Ghost are humbled by the initial reception to #IMPERA and extend their utmost gratitude to their devoted fans worldwide.”

Ghost will begin a UK tour in Manchester on April 9.

You can stream “Impera” in its entirety here.

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