Fans of Tool spent over a decade waiting for this band to drop a new album, so they rushed to buy a copy once that moment finally came. The band’s latest record Fear Inoculum had an amazing first week and debuted at no. 1 on Billboard 200 chart.
Tool’s fifth studio album had the biggest week for any rock album in over a year, with 270,000 album-equivalent units sold. This is a colossal success since the band managed to sell 248,000 units in pure album sales without pre-order promotion or ongoing concert tour.
Fear Inoculum is currently Tool’s third studio album to make it to no. 1 on Billboard 200 in the US. They previously topped the chart with their records Lateralus (2001) and 10.000 Days (2006).
After Tool’s triumph on the charts, Taylor Swift’s new album Lover fell to the no. 2 spot, after earning 178,000 equivalent album units during its second week. Lana Del Rey took no. 3 spot with her latest record Norman F—ing Rockwell, but managed to top the charts in the UK.