Foo Fighters Earn First No. 1 Album with ‘Wasting Light’

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Billboard forecasted last week that the Foo Fighters would make it to number one this time around, and they did!

The Foo Fighters Wasting Light debuts at No. 1 with 235,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The start is the band’s second-largest sales week — trumped only by the No. 2 launch of “In Your Honor” in 2005, which began with 311,000.

Only because of the Foo’s pushing her, Adele’s 21 bows to No. 2 even though she had a 5% sales increase.

Coming in at No. 3 is Alison Krauss and Union Station’s “Paper Airplane,” selling 83,000.

The rest of the top 10 looks like this:

  • No. 4 – Paul Simon’s “So Beautiful Or So What”
  • No. 5 – Mana’s “Drama y Luz”
  • No. 6 – Britney Spears’ “Femme Fatale”
  • No. 7 – “Songs For Japan” charity compilation
  • No. 8 – Wiz Khalifa’s “Rolling Papers”
  • No. 9 – Chris Brown’s “F.A.M.E.”
  • No. 10 – Mumford & Sons’ “Sigh No More”

What do you think of the Foo’s accomplishment with Wasting Light?!

Hear New Music First – HP

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