Nickelback Debuts at Number 5 in U.S.; Styx' Highest Charting Studio Album in 34 Years

by VVN Music

Nickelback have scored their seventh straight top ten album with the number five debut of Feed the Machine.

While the band's first two albums didn't crack the top 100, they have since amassed a sixteen year run of albums none of which have charted lower than number 6.
  • Silver Side Up (2001 / #2)
  • The Long Road (2003 / #6)
  • All the Right Reasons (2005 / #1)
  • Dark Horse (2008 / #2)
  • Here and Now (2011 / #2)
  • No Fixed Address (2014 / #4)
  • Feed the Machine (2017 / #5)
The new album also tops the Hard Rock Albums chart and debuted at number 3 last Friday in Britain. 

Big Boi's third solo album, Boomiverse, debuts at 28, just slightly better than his 2012 set Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors which peaked at 34. His 2010 solo debut, Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty, went to number 3.

The rapper, of course, had greater success as one-half of Outkast with Andre 3000 who had four straight top 2 albums between 1996 and 2003. 

Styx are back with their first new studio album in twelve years, The Mission.  This week, the LP debuts at 45, on spot higher than 2005's Big Bang Theory. The Mission actually gives the band their best chart position 34 years, since Kilroy Was Here went to 3 in 1983. 

On the other hand, Cheap Trick's new album, We're All Alright!, opens at 63, thirty-two spots lower than their last set, Bang, Zoom, Crazy...Hello (2016 / #31).  We're All Alright! is the band's second release with Big Machine Records. 

Steve Earle has also not done well with his new album, So You Wanna Be an Outlaw, which premiers at 102. It's his lowest charting solo studio album going back nine releases to 1997's El Corazon, which didn't make the top 200. 

At 149 is the debut of Incorruptible by Iced Earth, a major dropoff from their normal chart performance. While their first six albums from 1990 to 2001 didn't chart, the finally hit their sales stride with 2004's The Glorious Burdon. Since then, they have had four straight top 100 albums including their last release, Plagues of Babylon, which peaked at 49. 

The top forty albums this week by veteran artists who have been recording twenty years or more (Billboard 200 position in parenthesis). Debuts are in blue:
  1. Feed the Machine - Nickelback (5)
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 2 - Various Artists (37)
  3. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - Beatles (21)
  4. Boomiverse - Big Boi (28)
  5. Greatest Hits - 2Pac (31)
  6. Hardwired...to Self Destruct - Metallica (37)
  7. Ripcord - Keith Urban (44)
  8. The Mission - Styx (45)
  9. Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 1 - Various Artists (53)
  10. Legend - Bob Marley & the Wailers (54)
  11. We're All Right! - Cheap Trick (63)
  12. Greatest Hits - Journey (67)
  13. Greatest Hits - Fleetwood Mac (68)
  14. The Best of Nickelback: Volume 1 - Nickelback (75)
  15. All Eyez on Me - 2Pac (77)
  16. The Joshua Tree - U2 (78)
  17. The Eminem Show - Eminem (85)
  18. Humanz - Gorillaz (89)
  19. Lindsey Buckingham Christine McVie - Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie (95)
  20. Curtain Call: The Hits - Eminem (98)
  21. Icon: Greatest Hits - Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band (99)
  22. So You Wanna Be an Outlaw - Steve Earle & the Dukes (102)
  23. Greatest Hits - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers (106)
  24. Adios - Glen Campbell (109)
  25. El Dorado - Shakira (112)
  26. Is This the Life We Really Want? - Roger Waters (114)
  27. Greatest Hits - Queen (115)
  28. Metallica - Metallica (117)
  29. Chronicle: The 20 Greatest Hits - Creedence Clearwater Revival (119)
  30. Greatest Hits - Guns N' Roses (121)
  31. Abbey Road - Beatles (138)
  32. All Time Greatest Hits - Lynyrd Skynyrd (139)
  33. Incorruptible - Iced Earth (140)
  34. Greatest Hits - The Notorious B.I.G. (141)
  35. 1 - Beatles (143)
  36. This is Acting - Sia (149)
  37. Fifty Big Ones: Greatest Hits - Beach Boys (154)
  38. Greatest Hits - Shania Twain (155)
  39. Chuck - Chuck Berry (158)
  40. Nevermind - Nirvana (160)
The top ten albums overall:
  1. Mellodrama - Lorde
  2. Pretty Girls Like Trap Music - 2 Chainz
  3. DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar
  4. That Nashville Sound - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
  5. Feed the Machine - Nickelback
  6. More Life - Drake
  7. ÷ (Divide) - Ed Sheeran
  8. Beautiful Thugger Girls - Young Thug
  9. Crack-Up - Fleet Foxes
  10. 24K Magic - Bruno Mars
      The top ten vinyl albums:
      1. Crack-Up - Fleet Foxes
      2. That Nashville Sound - Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit
      3. Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band - Beatles
      4. How Did We Get So Dark? - Royal Blood
      5. Iteration - Com Truise
      6. The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars - David Bowie
      7. Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 1 - Various Artists
      8. Abbey Road - Beatles
      9. Is This the Life We Really Want? - Roger Waters
      10. The Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
        The top ten singles:
        1. Despacito - Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
        2. I'm the One - DJ Khaled Featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne
        3. That's What I Like - Bruno Mars
        4. Wild Thoughts - DJ Khaled Featuring Rihanna & Bryson Tiller
        5. Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
        6. Humble. - Kendrick Lamar
        7. Mask Off - Future
        8. Congratulations - Post Malone Featuring Quavo
        9. Something Just Like This - The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
        10. Stay - Zedd & Alessia Cara
        Veteran artists at the top of other Billboard charts:
        • Albums
          • Catalog Albums - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band - Beatles
          • Hard Rock Albums - Feed the Machine - Nickelback
          • Bluegrass Albums - Windy City - Alison Krauss
          • Blues Albums - Chuck - Chuck Berry
          • Jazz Albums - Turn Up the Quiet - Diana Krall
          • New Age Albums - Enamor - Armik
          • Latin Albums - El Dorado - Shakira
          • Latin Pop Albums - El Dorado - Shakira
          • Tracks/Singles
            • Digital Song Sales - Despacito - Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
            • Streaming Songs - Despacito - Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
            • Songs of the Summer - Despacito - Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
            • On-Demand Streaming Songs - Despacito - Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
            • Country Airplay - God, Your Mama, And Me - Florida Georgia Line Featuring Backstreet Boys
            • Smooth Jazz Songs - Lavish - Special EFX
            • Latin Songs - Despacito - Luis Fonsi Featuring Daddy Yankee
            • Latin Airplay - Despacito - Luis Fonsi Featuring Daddy Yankee
            • Latin Digital Song Sales - Despacito - Luis Fonsi Featuring Daddy Yankee
            • Latin Streaming Songs - Despacito - Luis Fonsi Featuring Daddy Yankee
            • Latin Pop Songs - Me Enamore Shakira
            • Tropical Songs - Deja Vu - Prince Royce & Shakira
            • Christian Songs - Even If - MercyMe
            • Christian Airplay - Even If - MercyMe
            • Christian Digital Song Sales - Even If - MercyMe
            • Christian Streaming Song - Monster - Skillet
            • Gospel Songs - I'm Blessed - Charlie Wilson
            • Gospel Digital Song Sales - I'm Blessed - Charlie Wilson

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