Babymetal Becomes the First Asian Group to Reach #1 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums

Babymetal Becomes the First Asian Group to Reach #1 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums
Bryan Ke
By Bryan Ke
October 24, 2019
The Japanese metal group Babymetal took the top spot on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums list, making them the first group from Asia to accomplish this feat. 
Screenshot via Billboard
According to Billboard, this is the first time in the 13-year history of the company that an act from Asia has landed in the number one spot.
Metal Galaxy,” the group’s third studio set, was first released in Japan on Oct. 8 and was made available to the international market on Oct. 11.
On the tally dated Oct. 26, “Metal Galaxy” earned 28,000 album units and 27,000 in album sales, Nielsen Music reported.
The last time Babymetal reached a milestone was in April 2016 when the group hit the No. 6 spot on the Top Rock Albums with their “Metal Resistance” album.
However, Billboard’s Top Rock Albums is not the only list that Babymetal has conquered. The group recently placed first at the media brand’s Hard Rock Albums.
Screenshot via Billboard
Meanwhile, in the all-format Billboard 200, Babymetal broke a new career-best as the group landed at the No. 13 spot, up from No. 39 peak for “Metal Resistance” in 2016.
Featured Image via Instagram / babymetal_official
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