Nielsen Music: How Blink-182 Toppled Drake From The Top Of The Charts
July 15, 2016 at 12:35 PM (PT)
Up until the week ended JULY 7th, DRAKE’s "Views" had held the top spot on the BILLBOARD 200 album chart for nine straight weeks until BLINK-182's "California" turned back the clock to around 2001 and managed to replace it at #1.
The album's success has spread to the U.K. and CANADA, where it becomes the first non-CANADIAN act to top the BILLBOARD CANADIAN albums chart in more than two months. The new album debuted with 186,000 total equivalent album sales in the U.S., only the group's second chart-topping album since forming in 1992 and first since 2001's "Take Off Your Pants And Jacket." With 172,000 album units sold, it’s the band’s highest one-week sales total since its self-titled release in 2003.
According to NIELSEN MUSIC research, Alternative Rock fans tend to be old-school in their music consumption. In fact, Alternative Rock fans spend slightly more time than the average listener with their physical music collection, including CDs and vinyl. According to NIELSEN's recent AUDIENCE INSIGHTS on Alternative Rock, fans of this genre are 60% more likely to listen to music on vinyl and 32% more likely to use an APPLE iPOD than other devices to listen to music. They’re also very loyal to Alternative Rock and are less likely to listen to other musical genres. Alternative Rock fans also spend more of their dollars on music concerts and music festivals than other music listeners, and spend less on online streaming services.