Iron Maiden, Imagine Dragons earn top-10 ‘Billboard’ 200 debuts


New albums from Iron Maiden and Imagine Dragons debuted in the top 10 on the Billboard 200.

Maiden’s Senjutsu enters the chart at number three, with 64,000 equivalent album units, 61,000 of which were traditional album sales, making it the best-selling album of the week. Meanwhile, ID’s Mercury — Act 1 starts at number nine with 31,000 units, 17,000 of which were traditional album sales.

For Maiden, Senjutsu is the band’s highest-ever charting album on the Billboard 200. Its debut sales week is the second-best of 2021 for a hard rock album, following only Foo FightersMedicine at Midnight.

Imagine Dragons previously peaked at number one on the Billboard 200 with their 2015 sophomore effort, Smoke + Mirrors. With Mercury, all five of the band’s full-length studio records have reached the chart’s top 10.

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