New releases from Blink-182 and the Rolling Stones have scored high on the Billboard album charts this week, while the music industry waits to see just how huge Taylor Swift’s latest rerecording will be.
Blink-182, pop-punk heroes who first appeared in 1999 with “All the Small Things” and “What’s My Age Again?” As they hit No. 1 with the brutal-slash-catchy hit “One More Time…” ,” the group’s first release in over a decade featuring the classic lineup of Tom DeLonge, Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker. The band last topped the Billboard 200 chart in 2016 with “California”, which featured Matt Skiba standing in for DeLonge – whose non-Blink-182 work at the time involved him with his other group, Angels & Airwaves. Including playing and being a UFO researcher.
According to tracking service Luminate, “One More Time…” had the equivalent of 125,000 sales in the United States, including 30 million streams and 101,000 copies sold as a traditional album. Those albums were sold in various packages, such as about a dozen vinyl variants and a deluxe edition that included a CD, band shirts and “custom, full color box,
Drake’s “For All the Dogs” is at No. 2, and the Rolling Stones’ “Hackney Diamonds”, the group’s first album of new material in 18 years, and the first studio LP since the death of its drummer Charlie Watts in 2021, is open . The album peaked at number 3 with 8.4 million streams and 94,000 copies as a whole. It is the Stones’ 38th LP to reach the top 10. (in Britain, “Hackney Diamonds”) went to number 1,
Bad Bunny’s “Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va A Pasar Manana” (“Nobody Knows What Will Happen Tomorrow”), the previous week’s top seller, dropped to number four, and Morgan Wallen’s “One Thing at a Time” dropped to number four. Is at 5.
Next week should be all about Swift. “1989 (Taylor’s Version),” the fourth installment of their rerecording project, was released last Friday and it’s poised for a blockbuster debut, though it’s still too early to know just how big. In its first day alone, the new “1989” racked up 110 million streams and sold more than 250,000 copies in the United States, according to early data from Luminate. Reported by Billboard,