MÖTLEY CRÜE’S, “THE DIRT” SCORES FIRST TOP TEN ALBUM IN MORE THAN A DECADE ON BILLBOARD’S 200 CHART
Keith Caulfield of Billboard reports:
Mötley Crüe earns its first top 10 album in more than a decade on the Billboard 200 chart, as the band’s soundtrack to The Dirt debuts at No. 10. The set launches with nearly 30,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending March 28th, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 15,000 were in album sales.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units are comprised of traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new April 6th-dated chart (where The Dirt starts at No. 10) will be posted in full on Billboard’s websites on April 2nd.
Mötley Crüe last visited the top 10 with their most recent studio effort, Saints of Los Angeles, which debuted and peaked at No. 4 on the July 12th, 2008-dated chart. All told, The Dirt is the act’s ninth top 10 effort overall. The quartet claimed its first top 10 set with their studio set, Theatre of Pain, which climbed to a No. 6 peak in 1985.
The Dirt is the companion album to the film of the same name, which is based on the band’s 2001 autobiography The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band. The film The Dirt premiered on Netflix on March 22nd.
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