Blink-182 Score First #1 UK Album

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Blink-182 score their first #1 album in the UK.


    Blink-182 landed their first U.K. No. 1 album with California (BMG), according to today’s new data from the Official Charts Company. […] California achieved chart sales of 24,000 in the week ending last night (Thursday). It’s Blink 182’s seventh studio album and eighth to chart in the U.K., in a 16-year span that also included 2005’s Greatest Hits. Their previous best showing before the new release was Take Off Your Pants And Jacket, which reached No. 4 in 2001.

     
  2. KimmyGibbler

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    Really, it's their first #1 in the UK? Crazy.
     
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  3. defmytones

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    I know record sales have been garbage, but 24,000 seems horrendous especially for that to be at #1.
     
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  5. tomtom94

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    Pop-punk is very, very much in vogue in the UK right now.
     
  6. slimfenix182

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    I feel like that's not really horrendous since the U.K. is about a fifth of the U.S. population. I don't know though lol
     
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  7. berbakay

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    Why is Matt wearing a Wigan shirt?
     
  8. Richard

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    Yeah, they aren't great, but they're not too unusual. It's definitely not a 'big' number one. The 1975 took the #1 spot with 60k when the new album came out. Not as bad The Lumineers #1 album though this year, with only 10,892 sales.
     
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  9. KimmyGibbler

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    I'm not surprised that they are #1 in surprised that it's their first #1.
     
  10. tomtom94

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    Untitled album peaked at #22 even though blink were playing arenas shortly afterwards. Reunion gave them a big boost in the public consciousness, I think.
     
  11. Eric Wilson

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    Congrats to the band!
     
  12. Colby Searcy

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    How'd it do in the US?
     
  13. slimfenix182

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    According to hitsdailydouble.com
    185k album sales plus streaming
    171k just album sales

    No official charts yet I think though
     
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  14. Colby Searcy

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    Wow that's impressive!
     
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  15. fran.182

    Euphoric Disconnection Prestigious

    So happy for those guys! Here's hoping the second single and some promotion gives them some staying power (Neighborhoods had no longevity at all).
     
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  16. slimfenix182

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    I feel confident it won't take anywhere near 5 years like it took Neighborhoods to get 350k lol. Maybe it will have a pretty good second week since the projections were upped three times during the week and it still surpassed the last projection.
     
  17. jeff.dart

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    Damn, good for them. They deserve it.
     
  18. testtime

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    If they release Los Angeles as a single I'm pretty sure they'll get the fall out boy fans and they'll sell more.
     
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  19. Colby Searcy

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    I think that's my favorite on the album, so good! Probably the heaviest song they've released
     
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  20. dzyjay

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    They are so many singles. She's out of her mind, Los Angeles, sober would all do really well on pop radio
     
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  22. Mr_Hox

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    THANK YOU!!!
     
  23. alexjlow

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    At least we have made one right desicion now...

    The album is really good though, well deserved.
     
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  24. Ryan

    Might be Spider-Man...

    Like many, Im surprised this is their first #1 in the UK, but congrats to them, I love this record.
     
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  26. Woohoo!

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    I relistened to Neighborhoods and When Your Heart Stops Beating earlier this week and it really made me realize how incredible California is. It's seriously an awesome album.
     
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  27. joey-wan kenobi

    Happiness is a warm gun mama

    Suuuuper dumb question, but does tom see royalties from these sales because of his affiliation with the brand of Blink 182?