Bullet For My Valentine suffer their worst chart and sales debut to date
Bullet For My Valentine's new self-titled album has debuted at No. 153 on the Billboard 200 chart after tallying just over 7,700 in total activity (6,000 in pure sales) during its first week of release in the United States.
The results represent a significant decline for BFMV, as each of their previous five studio albums debuted in the Top 20 and sold at least 20,000 copies in its debut week.
The group's last album, 2018's Gravity, sold more than 26,000 copies in its debut week and landed at No. 17 on the Billboard 200. In 2015, BFMV's Venom album bowed at No. 8 on the strength of nearly 21,000 in first-week sales.
To date, BFMV's most successful debut came with 2010 album Fever, which sold 71,000 copies in its initial week and bowed at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Even the band's debut album, The Poison, fared better than their most recent, debuting at No. 128 on the Billboard 200 upon its release in 2005.
Notwithstanding the unfavorable sales/chart comparisons to its predecessors, Bullet For My Valentine did manage to bow at No. 15 on the Top Album Sales chart, No. 3 on the Top Rock Albums chart, and No. 1 on the Hard Rock Albums chart.