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Brand New Top the Charts

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Aug 27, 2017.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    It’s official: Brand New have the number one album in the country.

    Rock band Brand New nabs its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as Science Fiction starts atop the tally with 58,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Aug. 24, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 55,000 were in traditional album sales. The set was released Aug. 18 through the band’s own Procrastinate! Music Traitors label, and is the first album from the band in nearly eight years.

    What an absolute delight to see. I told the story on the last podcast about when I first started writing about this band and I truly never thought I’d see them top the charts like this. Incredible. Congratulations to the band and their team. If this ends up being their last album, the years of building a hyper-dedicated fanbase and releasing fantastic music pays off with this special honor.

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  2. aniafc


    Neck Deep also dented at #4, which is more surprising I think.

    Incredible to see Brand New achieve this, especially with such a good album
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  3. LuigiPeppercorn

    Trusted Prestigious

    the absolute mad men
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  4. yeahrightdude

    Trusted Prestigious

    Very cool! Congratulations to them!
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  5. contra11mundum

    I hate spoilers. Supporter

    Love this so much.

    Rock lives.
  6. shea

    RIP Supporter

    This is so awesome
  7. ship90


    Really exciting! Congrats to them. Crazy.
  8. AlwaysEvolving21

    Trusted Supporter

    So happy for those dudes. This news is special to the scene and industry. They are such an enigma in music.
  9. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    I'm not even that big of a fan, but this is awesome.
  10. AlwaysEvolving21

    Trusted Supporter

    No album for 8 years, no new album announcement, no press, no videos, no label support besides their own, and a number one album.

  11. Anthony Brooks

    brook183 Supporter

    The most deserving number one
  12. smowashere

    Trusted Supporter

    Even as a casual Brand New fan, I think this is the absolute coolest.

    Also, a lot of those stats in the article are fascinating!
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  13. Mister Lyrical

    Forging Clarity Supporter

    It's amazing to see that this album basically reached number one only through word of mouth and love from the fans.
  14. Orla

    little old lady Prestigious

    This is so damn cool. Congrats to the band.
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  15. Kingjohn_654

    Longtime Sunshine Prestigious

    Our boys did it!!
  16. LuigiPeppercorn

    Trusted Prestigious

    i like that they sent this album out for free and yet its number 1. mind blowing
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  17. Huh? Free?
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  18. Connor

    we're all a bunch of weirdos on a quest to belong Prestigious

    Yeah nobody got this for free. Anyone who received a cd had already paid for the album
  19. Michael Qualiano


  20. cricketandclover

    Things have changed.

    The 500 CD copies, which is how it initially got released/leaked. But those were for people who preordered, so not free.
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  21. zigbigwig

    I Miss Jake W Prestigious

    Still finding new things with this record, but it's easily one of the best things I've heard all year.

    Love BN
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  22. LuigiPeppercorn

    Trusted Prestigious

    huh i thought it was just 500 random people on their mailing list or something, my b.
  23. CMilliken


    So happy for these guys. What an achievement. Especially with no press or announcement of any sort! Just awesome.
  24. AlwaysEvolving21

    Trusted Supporter

    Now with this news....I hope they do at least ONE interview discussing/reacting to this milestone for the band. Even if it is 90 seconds long....I'll take it haha.
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  25. Ska Senanake


    Love. Amazing. Wow.