Green Day Heading for Top 10 Debut with Father of All…
Green Day is back and they are looking for another top 10 debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart with their latest studio album. “Father of All…” is expected to land in the top 10 as industry forecasters are suggesting. The album was released February 7th via Reprise/Warner and can launch with as many as 50,000 equivalent album units earned for the week. Furthermore, most of the sum has been driven by album sales. Most noteworthy, the Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week. Popularity is determined by multi-metric consumption data which includes streaming equivalent albums, track equivalent albums, and traditional album sales. If Green Day does in fact land in the top 10, this will secure their 11th top 10 effort. Previously, the band reached the number 1 spot with their last album “Revolution Radio” in 2016.
Especially relevant, as last week was a bit slow for album releases, “Father of All…” might be one of only two debuts to land in the top 10. The other album expected to chart well is Pop Smoke’s “Meet the Woo 2”. That set is expected to pull in between 28,000 and 32,000 units, almost entirely based on streaming. However, on other charts and in the U.K. – Green Day is expected to lead the U.K charts. As the alternative rock trio pulled off with a strong lead on the Official Chart Update chart, the band is leading their nearest rival by 14,000 chart sales. Previously they have led this chart in 2004 with American Idiot, 2009 with 21st Century Breakdown, and in 2016 with Revolution Radio.
It has been a long time since Green Day has been introduced to the masses and it is nice to see they are still able to dominate the charts. Keep an eye on the charts moving forward as there are big album releases coming over the next month.