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Slipknot earn third No. 1 on Billboard 200 with ‘We Are Not Your Kind’

It's a great week for rock music.

August 19, 2019
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Slipknot are making waves on the Billboard charts with their recently released album, We Are Not Your Kind. The band have beat out Trippie Redd, Billie Eilish, Drake and Lizzo to secure the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200.

It’s a great day for rock music.

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This marks the band’s third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, earning 118,000 equivalent album units in its first week. Out of that sum, 102,000 were album sales.

We Are Not Your Kind was released August 9 via Roadrunner Records and follows the band’s 2014 album .5: The Gray Chapter.

Slipknot saw a major boost in album sales thanks to a concert ticket/album redemption offer that coincided with their recent tour.

The album also marks the first hard rock record to lead the Billboard 200 since 2017 when Foo Fighters’ album Concrete and Gold hit No. 1.

Billie Eilish formerly held the top spot with When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?. 

Slipknot are currently topping the list ahead of Lizzo, Drake, Ed Sheeran, Chris Brown, Khalid and more.

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Slipknot recently landed their first number one record in the UK in 18 years, beating out Ed Sheeran‘s No.6 Collaborations Project for the top spot.

The band’s new record snagged the top spot after making over 31,800 chart sales in its first week of release.

The album is the band’s fifth consecutive album to land in the top five, with Iowa being their only other album to get the UK No. 1 spot.

This also marks the UK’s fifth heavy metal record to get the top spot this decade. The others include Iron Maiden‘s The Book Of Souls and The Final FrontierAvenged Sevenfold‘s Hail To The King and Black Sabbath‘s 13.

What’s your favorite track from Slipknot’s latest album? Sound off in the comments below!

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Written by Whitney Shoemaker

Whitney is your definition of pop punk trash. If she's not jamming to State Champs or Grayscale, then she's probably out enjoying the finer things or working a show for Fearless Records as a Street Team Leader. She's a realist and an optimist, calling the city of Columbus her home. A huge fan of naps, Whitney often falls asleep in a city that doesn't. She's not hard to please, finding joy in discovering new bands or playing Everlong on the late night radio. Working at Alt Press and breaking ground in the music scene have always been a dream of hers, telling herself at an early age she was down for losing it all to make that happen! Now the weekend writer at AP, Whitney is prepared to be noticed and eager to contribute to the scene. If you catch her at a concert feel free to stick around, make small talk, or discuss her overuse of State Champs lyrics and song titles in her bio.