Hollywood Undead and Black Veil Brides Score Top 10 Debuts on Billboard Album Chart
Hollywood Undead and Black Veil Brides are reaching new heights with their latest albums. Hollywood Undead’s third release, ‘Notes From the Underground,’ landed at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 album chart this week, while Black Veil Brides enjoyed their first-ever Top 10 entry with ’Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones,’ which arrived at No. 7.
Hollywood Undead moved 53,000 copies in their debut week, finishing behind the 73,000 sold by this week’s chart champ, contemporary Christian artist Chris Tomlin. However, ‘Notes From the Underground’ gives the band their highest debut yet in their career, as their last album, ‘American Tragedy,’ arrived at No. 4 back in 2011.
As for Black Veil Brides, ‘Wretched and Divine’ sold 42,000 copies in its opening week. The group also shot to the No. 1 spot on the iTunes Top Album Chart and the iTunes Rock Chart. To show how the band’s fan base has grown, ‘Wretched and Divine’ nearly doubled in first week sales what the group did on their 2011 release, ‘Set the World on Fire.’
Black Veil Brides are currently on the ‘Church of the Wild Ones World Tour,’ with dates booked through a March 8 finale in San Francisco. Between now and then, the group will have played in four different countries on two continents. The remainder of the itinerary can be seen here. Hollywood Undead, meanwhile, are currently on a tour of their own. Check out the dates here.