It's a big week for rock on the charts this week; Disturbed's new album Immortalized bested the likes of Luke Bryan, Dr. Dre and Ed Sheeran to claim the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 album charts.
Though the casual music fan may not pay much mind to Disturbed these days, Immortalized is the band's fifth consecutive chart-topping debut, according to Billboard. The rock record, led by single "The Vengeful One," topped the charts by moving 98,000 album equivalent units (which includes raw album sales, single sales and streams). 93,000 of those units were full album sales.
Disturbed arrived at the top of the charts by bumping the two-week No. 1 album Luke Bryan's Kill the Lights from the top spot. However, Bryan still fared well this week with a No. 2 chart position and 67,000 units sold. He arrived ahead of Dr. Dre's Straight Outta Compton film soundtrack Compton which held steady with 61,000 album equivalent units.
Bryan wasn't the only country music star to shine on the charts this week. Kip Moore's new album Wild Ones marked a new high for the singer as it debuted at No. 4 with 40,000 copies sold. Moore arrived above Ed Sheeran's x, which fell three spots to No. 5. Last week, Sheeran saw a major sales bump after a Google Play 99 cent sale and his NBC special.
It seemed as though every other release on this week's chart was a new release. Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas' new album The Great Unknown started its chart run at No. 6, with 31,000 units moved. This is just 1000 above the No. 7 album, Taylor Swift's 1989. Also on the new release front, metal band Ghost's new album Meliora arrived at No. 8 with 29,000 copies sold.
The chart is filled out with N.W.A.'s Straight Outta Compton at No. 9. The '80s record has seen a huge sales bump in recent weeks thanks to the biopic of the same name. Now 55 rounds things out with 27,000 units sold and a No. 10 position.