AC/DC‘s 17th studio album and their first in about six years, Power Up, has debuted atop the Billboard 200 albums chart dated November 28, earning the legendary rock band its third No. 1 on the list.
AC/DC released the album on November 13 via Columbia Records. According to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, Power Up logged 117,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending November 19.
Of Power Up‘s 117,000 units earned in the tracking week, album sales comprise 111,000, SEA units comprise 5,000 (equaling 7.8 million on-demand streams of the album’s songs) and 1,000 comprise TEA units.
Power Up has emerged the largest sales week of 2020 for a rock album. Overall, the album sold 71,000 on CD across all of its editions, 23,000 as a digital download album and 16,000 on vinyl LP.
Power Up is the first hard rock album to hit No. 1 in over a year, since Tool‘s Fear Inoculum bowed at No. 1 on the Sept. 14, 2019-dated chart. Tool’s record sold 248,000 copies in the tracking week then.
AC/DC’s previous No. 1s on the chart were Black Ice in 2008, and For Those About to Rock (We Salute You) in 1981.
Overall, Power Up is the band’s 26th charting album and the 10th in the top 10 bracket. The band is the fifth act to achieve top 10s in each of the last five decades.
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