Legendary Irish rock band U2 have accomplished something no other group has ever done.
U2’s new album “Songs of Experience” rocketed to number one on the Billboard 200 charts this week.
Not only is this the band’s eighth number one album, but it is the only time in history that a group has earned a number one album in the ’80s, ’90’s, 2000s and 2010s!
“Songs of Experience” is U2’s 14th studio album and was released Dec. 1. The album’s 186,000 equivalent sales marks the biggest first week release for a rock record this year.
Following “Songs of Experience” on the chart’s pecking order this week is Chris Stapleton’s “From a Room: Volume 2” at number two and Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” at number three.
Ed Sheeran’s impressive work on “Divide” stays steady at number four and Pentatonix’s “A Pentatonix Christmas” is powered to number five by the magic of the holidays.