Deftones’ Ohms Debuts at #5 on the Billboard Top 200
Ohms, the eagerly-anticipated new album from Deftones, sold 49,000 equivalent album units in its first week of release, landing it at the #5 position on the Billboard Top 200.
43,000 of those equivalent album units came from pure sales — which, incidentally, is the number of albums Around the Fur sold in its first week of release back in 1997. The remaining 6,000 units of Ohms “were the result of nearly 8 million on-demand streams on music services,” Metal Injection reports.
The proto-nu-metallers’ last album, 2016’s Gore, sold 71,000 copies in its first week of release to land at the #2 position on the Billboard Top 200. 69,000 of those units were in pure album sales. That marked the best first week sales the band had enjoyed since Saturday Night Wrist (76,000 copies)…
…but the peak of Deftones first-week album sales remains their eponymous 2003 release, which sold 167,000 copies straight out of the gate, also debuting at the #2 position on the Billboard Top 200.
The band’s highest-selling overall album continues to be White Pony (2000), which went platinum, selling 1.3 million copies to date.