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GOJIRA Has The #1 Selling Album In America This Week

Congratulations are in order for Gojira, who have seen their best showing on the Billboard charts for their new album, Fortitude.

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The album charted number 12 on the Billboard top 200 with 27,372 units moved. They also made it to number 1 on the Top Album Sales chart, with 24,104 in pure sales alone, an excellent number.

As Billboard explains it, each unit equals one album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album.

Comparatively, the top album on the Billboard 200, DJ Khaled's Khaled moved 94,000 units but only sold 15,000 albums, so Gojira technically outsold Khaled, but Khaled outstreamed Gojira.

Overall, here are all the chart positions for the new album from the Stream and Destroy newsletter:

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No. 1 Billboard Top Albums
No. 1 Current Rock Albums
No. 2 Current Internet Albums
No. 2 LP Vinyl Albums
No. 1 Current Hard Music Albums
No. 12 Billboard 200 with All Genre

Comparing to their previous releases, 2016's Magma, entered at No. 24 on the Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 17,000.

Their previous release, L'enfant Sauvage (2012) album sold 11,000 copies to enter at No. 34 on the Billboard 200.

So, if you're counting, Gojira keeps selling more records with each release, an impressive feat by modern standards.

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