Green Day Score Their Fifth UK No. 1 Album With “Saviors”

Green Day performs in Los Angeles in 2016
Green Day performs in Los Angeles in 2016. Photo by Chelsea Lauren/REX/Shutterstock (6477505cc)

Green Day made an epic comeback with their latest studio album Saviors, and they’re taking over the charts all around the world. The iconic punk band returned to the top of the UK Official Album chart this week, marking the fifth time they hit No. 1 in this country.

Saviors debuted at No. 1 with 31,361 album-equivalent units during its first week on the chart. It’s their fifth album to top the charts in the UK, following the success of American Idiot (2004), 21st Century Breakdown (2009), Revolution Radio (2016) and Father of All… (2020).

Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong said they’re “really, truly grateful” to everyone who made this success possible in a statement to Official Charts.

“We’re so excited about our future, about our album Saviors, and just want to thank all the fans everywhere; the most important people to us! Fans, friends, family, whatever you want to call it. It’s been an amazing run for us so far, for decades, and we love you all,” said Armstrong.

Green Day dropped Saviors on January 19, and they’re planning to promote it with a tour across North America and Europe this spring and summer. In addition to Saviors, they’ll perform their classic albums Dookie and American Idiot in their entirety during this tour.