Five, the latest album from Hollywood Undead, has been available for purchase and streaming for a couple weeks now, so here’s a quick recap of some early sales data. Where did the album ultimately chart on the various sales charts around the world? Read one for more:
The big-dog in charts for music, Billboard, slates the album’s launch at #22 for its debut week. Though the chart calendar on that page says the album reached that peak on November 18th…of 2017? Probably a glitch in their reporting software, or they’re just time travelers.
US pure album sales: #7 @hollywoodundead, Five 17,758 (debut).
— chart data (@chartdata) November 6, 2017
In the US only, the album peaked at #7, as a bit of an update to the @chartdata tweet above, the album has moved at least 18,215 copies in the States as of this writing.
Across the pond, officialcharts.com has a bunch of charting positions for the album on various UK-based charts. The new album managed to place on many of the charts they track, and we’ve combined all the data below:
United Kingdom Official Album Charts: #31
Operating in the rarified atmosphere where rap meets rock, Californian band Hollywood Undead breached the Top 40 for the first time with their last album, Day Of The Dead, debuting and peaking at No.34 (3,228 sales) in 2015. The five-piece’s fifth album is the aptly-titled Five, which surpasses that position but on lower sales opening at No.31 (2,636 sales).
Official Albums Chart Top 100 – #31 (2,636 copies)
Chart Description: The UK’s Top 100 biggest artist albums of the week is compiled by the Official Charts Company, based on sales of CDs, downloads, vinyl and weighted audio streams.
Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100 – #28
Compiled by the Official Charts Company, Scotland’s biggest albums of the week, based on sales of digital bundles, CDs, vinyl and other formats, across a seven day period.
Official Albums Chart Update Top 100 – #16
The UK’s Top 100 official biggest-selling artist albums of midweek is compiled by the Official Charts Company, based on sales of CDs, downloads, vinyl and other formats across Friday – Sunday.
Official Album Downloads Chart Top 100 – #16
Compiled by the Official Charts Company, the UK’s biggest digital bundles of the week, based on sales across a seven day period.
Official Physical Albums Chart Top 100 – #44
Compiled by the Official Charts Company, the UK’s biggest physical albums of the week, based on sales of CDs, vinyl and other formats, across a seven day period.
Official Albums Sales Chart Top 100 – #21
Official Rock & Metal Albums Chart Top 40 – #2
Compiled by the Official Charts Company, the UK’s biggest rock and metal albums of the week, based on sales of digital bundles, CDs, vinyl and other formats, across a seven day period.
Official Independent Albums Chart Top 50 – #3
Compiled by the Official Charts Company, the UK’s biggest independently released albums of the week, based on sales of digital bundles, CDs, vinyl and other formats, across a seven day period.
Source: The Official Charts Company, United Kingdom, officialcharts.com
We’ve also tracked down chart data for Belgium, Germany, New Zealand and Australia:
Ultratop Albums (Flanders) – #82
Ultratop Albums (Wallonia) – #159
Source: Ultratop, ultratop.be
This week’s fastest-rising titles outside the Top 40 Albums Chart
Hollywood Undead – Five (#5)
Source: The Official NZ Music Charts, nztop40.co.nz
OFFIZIELLE DEUTSCHE CHARTS – #24
Source: OFFIZIELLE DEUTSCHE CHARTS, offiziellecharts.de
ARIA AUSTRALIAN TOP 50 ALBUMS CHART – #42
Source: ARIA, ariacharts.com.au
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— Scene for Dummies (@scnfdm) November 4, 2017
Raw data aside, here’s a few more interesting news stories, chartings, and reposts in response to the album’s launch.
Music site Big Champagne also clocked HU in at #48 on their Ultimate Artists chart.
Meanwhile, various other music blogs like Screamer Magazine picked up on the band making the Billboard Top 25 on the album’s debut week.
Finally, the band’s healthy chart performance helped their distribution partner, BMG, secure four top 10 spots on the US charts at the same time during release week, something that will hopefully make future distribution deals for the now independent band an even easier sell to would-be partners-
US: BMG scores record Top 10 chart tally ????https://t.co/4MHjJPYjtC???? @BIGKRIT @hollywoodundead @GrangerSmith @hansonmusic @BMG_US #BMG #ICYMI pic.twitter.com/znIgKhKU35
— BMG News (@BMG_News) November 8, 2017
Finally even the band commented on the album reaching #2 on the iTunes Charts in the US, while Scene for Dummies tracked the album’s iTunes launch in international markets-
#FIVE is #2 on the @AppleMusic charts ????https://t.co/MN9rvfdW5I pic.twitter.com/QGYMjXFzM0
— Hollywood Undead (@hollywoodundead) October 27, 2017
.@hollywoodundead's 'FIVE' is already out in some parts of the globe, and you know what? It's already #1 in Russia & Ukraine! pic.twitter.com/BRfsLyYFwW
— Scene for Dummies (@scnfdm) October 26, 2017
UPDATE: We’ve also found some Canadian sales data, pegging the album at number 11 on the top 50 for Canadian sales.