Foo Fighters Top Billboard’s Album Sales Chart with Third No. 1 Album

Dave Grohl performing with Foo Fighters in 2017
Dave Grohl performing with Foo Fighters in 2017. Photo by Adela Loconte/REX/Shutterstock (9123343hj)

Foo Fighters’ Medicine at Midnight has landed on the top of Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart, making it their third album to reach the No. 1 spot.

In the week ending in February 11, the album sold 64,000 copies in the U.S. The band’s previous albums, 2017’s Concrete and Gold and 2011’s Wasting Light, were the other ones to reach the No. 1 spot.

The chart includes all formats (CD, vinyl LP, digital download, etc.). The album had 23,000 in vinyl LP sales, which makes it the third-largest sales week for a hard rock album since MRC Data started tracking in 1991. The only other hard-rock albums to surpass it are Pearl Jam’s Vitalogy and Queen’s Greatest Hits.

Foo Fighters have nine top 10s on the Top Album Sales chart, a feat they first reached with their second album 1997’s The Colour and the Shape.

The No. 2 and No. 3 spots of the Top Album Sales Chart went to Morgan Wallen’s albums Dangerous: The Double Album and If I Know Me. Rounding out the top 10 are The Weeknd’s The Highlights, One Direction’s Up All Night, Taylor Swift’s Evermore, Ariana Grande’s Positions, Harry Styles’ Fine Lines, and Barry Gibb’s Barry Gibb & Friends: Greenfields – The Gibb Brothers Songbook, Vol. 1.