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Ghost album debuts in Top 5

Monday, June 11, 2018 9:26 AM PT


Ghost band
photo by Mikael Eriksson

Prequelle, the new album from Ghost, has debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart, earning the band their highest-charting album to date. The record sold 66,000 units in its first week, of which 61,000 were in traditional sales, Ghost's best sales week ever.

It should be noted that the album's first week benefited from a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer in association with the band's spring U.S. theater tour and arena dates.

Ghost's previous release, 2016's Popestar EP, peaked at No. 16 on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 21,000. Their last studio album, Meliora (2015), bowed at No. 8 on the Billboard 200, selling roughly 29,000 copies in its debut week.


14 comments


anonymous
9 days ago
Well deserved. Record is way better than the paint by numbers, totally indistinguishable re-trash being put out these days

anonymous
9 days ago
people who like corpse popes to sing at the top of their lungs like king diamond are stoked.

anonymous
9 days ago
I would probably say half if not more were due to the fact that they gave the record away with ticket sales to their last record.... Still a good record though. Genious marketing..

anonymous
9 days ago
"Well deserved. Record is way better than the paint by numbers, totally indistinguishable re-trash being put out these days"

Ghost is nothing but paint-by-number, generic, indistinguishable trash. What are you talking about?

anonymous
8 days ago
fck ghost. my album was number 1 every week ever

anonymous
8 days ago
the new AILD album will put these numbers to shame. trust me. upcoming tour with 18 Visions and Bleeding Through will sell out the biggest rooms imaginable.

anonymous
8 days ago
Ghost is just a Swedish Nickelback

anonymous
8 days ago
I'm just a Ghost


anonymous
8 days ago
I dig ghost and enjoy the album but we'v heard all these songs before, down to the michael jackson riff

anonymous
8 days ago
"Ghost is nothing but paint-by-number, generic, indistinguishable trash. What are you talking about?"

I'm talking about you and all your fckin fggt friends in your djent/thrash/deathcore band who's lucky to pull 7 people at the local VFW hall and dreaming about the day you can tour the Midwest with Volumes and play for $75/night between 6 dudes

anonymous
8 days ago
^^ lame attempt at humour clown boy

anonymous
8 days ago
^hits home doesn't it, dweeb

anonymous
7 days ago
^^ my dong hits your mom's home fruit