Foo Fighters Dominate Charts, See First Number One Record

A week after its release, the Foo Fighters’ new album, Wasting Light, is dominating charts around the globe. The album, which shifted 235,000-plus copies in its first week, debuted at No. 1 in 12 countries, including the United Kingdom and United States. Wasting Light also shattered records for first-week digital sales in Australia and New Zealand.

For a band with so many hits, it may surprise you to learn that this is actually the Foos’ first No. 1 album in the U.S., with their last album, Echos, Silence, Patience and Grace, peaking at No. 3 in the U.S. Their Record Store Day release, a collection of covers titled Medium Rare, also fared well, being the biggest mover of vinyl on the April 16 “holiday.”

Dave Grohl commented on the Foos’ first No. 1 album via the band’s Facebook, simply saying: “It’s official… Rock and Roll is Number One in America.. Love, your pal Dave xoxo.”

Check out the video for the first single from Wasting Light, “Rope,” below:

 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=799085432 Christian Romenstad Klaveness

    Rock and Roll will never die <3