Green Day are trending towards a top 5 debut on the Billboard 200 this week with estimated sales of Father Of All Motherfuckers expected to reach as high as 50,000 album equivalent units – a measure that incorporates pure sales + streaming. Green Day’s 13th studio album far surpassed it’s competitors in terms of pure albums sales however and will land at #1 on that chart with an estimated 40,000 units.
Green Day are no stranger to the top 10 of the Billboard 200 as this will be the bands’ 11th album to hit that mark. Every major label studio album they’ve released except ¡Tre! (#13) has reached the top 10 along with their 2005 live album Bullet In A Bible (#8).
While their chart placement is respectable, the actual sales numbers are much lower than what fans are used to seeing from Green Day. The band’s last album Revolution Radio debuted with 95,000 album equivalent units, of which 90,000 were pure album sales, which topped the chart in 2016.
‘Father Of All…’ didn’t stand much of a chance in competing for a second straight #1 on the Billboard 200 where streaming numbers play a large roll in the rankings. The top four is currently dominated by rap & hip hop stars Roddy Ricch, Eminem, Post Malone and Lil Wayne who all draw massive streaming numbers. Roddy Ricch alone has an estimated 40 million song streams this week compared to Green Day’s 3.7 million.
Father Of All Motherfuckers will debut atop the UK charts where the album had a reported midweek sales lead of 14,000 units over second place Lewis Capaldi.