New Disturbed Album Asylum Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard Charts
The band Disturbed has released a new album entitled “Asylum” which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard Top 200.
Whoever said rock was dead spoke too soon. While the charts me be dominated by pop (Katy Perry) and hip hop acts (Eminem), Disturbed made a very loud announcement that rock is alive and well as their new album Asylum debuted at the number one spot on the Billboard top 200.
Perhaps more important than debuting in the number one spot, Disturbed shows that fans of all ages will still buy music if it is good. In the last five years the music industry has evolved from being an album-based industry where the record labels marketed an entire album as a singular work of art into a singles driven industry. We now live in a time where a person can have a hit single, sell a million ringtones and win awards and never even record a full album. Disturbed released their first album a decade ago and with the success of Asylum they show that there are plenty of fans of album rock out there and that they are willing to buy.
Disturbed didn’t just take the top spot on the Billboard charts but they also destroyed the competition. Asylum sold 179,000 copies. The number two album Now 35 (a compilation album) sold 105,000 copies and Eminem held strong at number three with 93,000. Katy Perry slips down to the four spot after holding on to the top spot for just one week.
Asylum is Disturbed’s fifth album and is their fourth album in a row to debut at the number one spot on the Billboard charts, a feat only matched by two other rock acts: Metallica and Dave Mathew’s Band.
Pop and hip hop may dominate the charts, but this week Disturbed as proven that rock is far from dead.
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