Green Day have landing at #4 on the Billboard 200 with first week US sales of 49,000 for Saviors. This marks the second straight album to debut at #4 with Father Of All achieving the same position in 2020 with sales of 48,000.
While Saviors couldn’t nab the top spot on the Billboard 200, it was in fact the top selling album in terms of pure album sales for the week with 39,000. As mentioned on Friday, the album did debut at the top of the UK album charts with sales of just over 31,000.
Unfortunately for Green Day, they continue to perform poorly where it counts these days and that’s in streaming. For it’s first week on the Spotify global top album chart, the album would land at #135. The lack of significant streaming numbers to pump up their “album equivalent units” makes it extremely difficult to compete for the top position on the Billboard chart.
To date, the band have released five singles in support of the new album, although only the first single, ‘The American Dream Is Killing Me’, has received any radio push. It looks like that may be changing though with ‘Dilemma’ starting to appear on airplay charts last week. With the positive attention that single has gotten thus far, its release to radio may provide a solid sales boost for Saviors.
📷 Jonathan Weiner