The Offspring return to Billboard’s album charts with the band’s first studio effort in nearly a decade, as Let the Bad Times Roll debuts at No. 1 on the Alternative Albums chart (dated May 1). The set was released via Wabi Sabi/Concord on April 16 and earned 19,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending April 22, according to MRC Data.
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Of Let the Bad Time Roll’s 19,000 equivalent album units earned in the tracking week ending April 22, album sales comprise 17,000, SEA units comprise 2,000 (equaling 2.42 million on-demand streams of the album’s tracks) and TEA units comprise less than 1,000.
Let the Bad Times Roll is The Offspring’s 10th studio release and first since 2012’s Days Go By.
Let the Bad Times Roll is The Offspring’s first No. 1 on the 13-year-old Alternative Albums chart. The set also launches in the top 10 across multiple other Billboard tallies, including Top Album Sales, Top Rock Albums, Independent Albums, Vinyl Albums and Tastemaker Albums. On the Billboard 200 chart, the set starts at No. 27, marking the act’s ninth top 40-charting album – the entirely of their charting releases.
The new album includes the 2015 single “Coming For You,” which hit No. 1 on Mainstream Rock Airplay and No. 16 on Alternative Airplay. The album’s latest hit is its title track, which is climbing both Mainstream Rock Airplay (6-4 on the chart dated May 1) and Alternative Airplay (24-20).