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KORN's New Album, The Nothing Cracks The Billboard Top 10

Korn have reason to celebrate, as their album, The Nothing, will see the band debut at number 8 on the Billboard Top 200 charts. They sold 33,000 equivalent album units earned (of which 29,000 were in album sales).

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This gives the band a very interesting stat. As Billboard notes:

Korn ties Van Halen for the fifth-most top 10s on the chart among rock bands; ahead of them: The Rolling Stones, with 37, The Beatles (32), Dave Matthews Band (16) and Santana (16).

Numbers nerds would notice that the band actually had a 42% drop from first week sales of their 2016 aslbum, The Serenity of Suffering. That album debuted at number 4 with 57,000 units of which 55,000 were pure sales. Their previous album, The Paradigm Shift in 2013 sold 46,000 units.

But, of course, the music industry being what it is – less sales is sort of expected nowadays. What the band should hope for is more streaming numbers and certainly all the money for them is in touring.

Read our review of The Nothing here.

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[via Lambgoat]

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