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Slipknot’s New Album is on Pace for #1 Billboard Debut


Slipknot are headed for another #1 record with We Are Not Your Kind, which came out last Friday, August 9. The achievement would mark the band’s third consecutive #1 showing, following All Hope is Gone (2008) and .5: The Gray Chapter (2014).

Hits Daily Double reports that WANYK is on pace to sell between 110k and 120k albums in its first week of release, with 95k to 105k of that tally being pure album sales (1,500 streams counts as an equivalent for one album).

It should be noted that the band included free digital album downloads with the purchase of each ticket to their current North American tour, and those downloads are included in the projection. Ticket buyers received a download link on release day, and they need to click and download the album for it to count on the charts. It’s not currently known what percentage of the final tally was a result of album downloads linked to ticket purchases, but that should be an interesting number to look at should the band ever make it public.

Slipknot’s pure album sales number as a percentage of the whole looks very strong against other artists with debuts last Friday, as is typical for rock and metal albums right now. Other new releases last week included Rick Ross (70k-80k total, 13k-15k pure album sales) and Trippie Redd (45k-55k total, 1k-2k pure album sales).

[via Rock Feed]

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