Blink-182’s comeback album skyrockets to the top.
It seemed no act was big enough to knock Canadian rapper Drake from the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 after a whopping nine weeks. So it seems only fitting that the ones who eventually did were a pre-download era band.
California, the rock band’s first #1 album in fifteen years – one of the longest gaps between top placings EVER – bumped Views off with 186,000 equivalent album sales:
After nine weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Drake’s Views is dethroned from the top slot by Blink-182’s new set, California. The latter debuts at No. 1 with 186,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending July 7, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 172,000 were in traditional album sales — the third-largest sales week for a rock album in 2016. California is Blink-182’s second No. 1 album, following 2001’s Take Off Your Pants and Jacket, which spent one week at No. 1 on the June 30, 2001-dated list. The act has racked up a total of seven top 10 sets, dating back to 1999’s Enema of the State, which peaked at No. 9.
Elsewhere on the charts, Beyonce fell despite a recent awards show performance and political controversy, while Adele remained in the top 10.
Beyonce’s Lemonade falls 2-4 on the Billboard 200 with 39,000 units (down 18 percent), Twenty One Pilots’ Blurryface dips 4-5 with 38,000 (up less than 1 percent) and Rihanna’s Anti descends 5-6 with 36,000 (down 3 percent). Adele’s 25 holds at No. 7 with just over 32,000 units (down 3 percent), the original Broadway cast recording of Hamilton falls 6-8 with 32,000 (down 11 percent) and the Epic AF compilation moves 8-9 with 28,000 units (down 1 percent).