Detailed Album Breakdowns: MGK, Foo Fighters, GN'R and more hard rock/metal big-sellers

Plus the week's Most Streamed Hard Rock Artists & New YouTube videos

This Week’s Biggest Albums 
Hard Rock, Metal, Punk
Feb 5, 2021 - Feb 11, 2021 

Foo Fighters
Medicine at Midnight (2021)
45.3k Album Units, 36k Album Sales 
1500 Song Sales, 3.1M Song Streams 

Machine Gun Kelly
Tickets to My Downfall (2020) 
12.7k Album Units, 1500 Album Sales 
4200 Song Sales, 13.9M Song Streams 

Queen
Queen (1973) 
10k Album Units, 49 Album Sales 
9400 Song Sales, 11.6M Song Streams 
Certified GOLD in 1977 

Miley Cyrus
Plastic Hearts (2020) 
8600 Album Units, 666 Album Sales 
2800 Song Sales, 9.7M Song Streams 

Guns N’ Roses
Appetite for Destruction (1987) 
4700 Album Units, 392 Album Sales 
2500 Song Sales, 4.9M Song Streams 
Certified 18x PLATINUM in 2008 

AC/DC
Back in Black (1980) 
4400 Album Units, 425 Album Sales 
2000 Song Sales, 4.7M Song Streams
Certified 25x PLATINUM in 2019  

Nirvana
Nevermind (1991) 
3600 Album Units, 572 Album Sales 
769 Song Sales, 3.4M Song Streams 
Certified 10x PLATINUM in 1999

My Chemical Romance
Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge (2004) 
3500 Album Units, 200 Album Sales 
574 Song Sales, 4.2M Song Streams 
Certified 3x PLATINUM in 2017 

Red Hot Chili Peppers
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Greatest Hits (2003) 
3300 Album Units, 172 Album Sales 
743 Song Sales, 3.8M Song Streams 
Certified 2x PLATINUM in 2012 

twenty one pilots
Blurryface (2015) 
3300 Album Units, 170 Album Sales 
451 Song Sales, 4.1M Song Streams 
Certified 4x PLATINUM in 2019

Metallica
Metallica (1991) 
3000 Album Units, 498 Album Sales 
1600 Song Sales, 2.8M Son Streams 
Certified 16x PLATINUM in 2012

Weezer
Weezer (The Blue Album) (1994) 
3000 Album Units, 457 Album Sales 
715 Song Sales, 2.87M Song Streams 
Certified 3x PLATINUM in 1998

Linkin Park
Hybrid Theory (2000) 
2900 Album Units, 227 Album Sales 
743 Song Sales, 3.3M Song Streams 
Certified 12x PLATINUM in 2020

(Source: Rolling Stone & RIAA)


Top 50 Most Streamed 
Hard Rock, Metal, Punk
By Total Songs Streamed 
Feb 5 2021 - Feb 11 2021 

Morgan Wallen was the most streamed artist this week, with 92.3M total song streams, as well as the reigning champ atop the Billboard 200 for a third week in a row. The Weeknd was a distant second, with 61M total song streams. Taylor Swift and Drake were third and fourth, respectively, with roughly 54M total song streams each. 

  1. Queen 12.1M ↓ (No. 69 overall) 

  2. Foo Fighters 9.9M ⇧ (No. 86) 

  3. Panic! At The Disco 9.9M 

  4. AC/DC 9.8M ↓

  5. twenty one pilots 9.6M ↓

  6. Linkin Park 9M ↓

  7. Metallica 8.3M ↓

  8. Red Hot Chili Peppers 8.1M ↓

  9. Fall Out Boy 8M ⇧

  10. Nirvana 7.9M ↓

  11. Led Zeppelin 7.8M ↓

  12. Pink Floyd 7.6M ⇧

  13. Green Day 7.5M ⇧

  14. Five Finger Death Punch 7M ↓

  15. 5 Seconds Of Summer 6.4M 

  16. Weezer 6.4M ↓

  17. Paramore 6.3M ⇧

  18. Blink-182 6M ⇧

  19. Guns N’ Roses 5.7M ↓

  20. All Time Low 5.7M ↓

  21. Bring Me The Horizon 5.7M ↓

  22. My Chemical Romance 5.5M ⇧

  23. Three Days Grace 5.4M ↓

  24. Shinedown 5.1M ↓

  25. Disturbed 4.8M ↓

  26. Slipknot 4.8M ↓

  27. Aerosmith 4.8M ↓

  28. Van Halen 4.8M ↓

  29. Sublime 4.5M ↓

  30. System Of A Down 4.4M ↓

  31. Breaking Benjamin 4.4M ↓

  32. Pearl Jam 4.1M ↓

  33. Bon Jovi 4M ↓

  34. Avenged Sevenfold 3.9M ↓

  35. Nickelback 3.8M ↓

  36. Skillet 3.8M ↓

  37. Korn 3.8M ↓

  38. A Day To Remember 3.6M ↓

  39. Hayley Williams 3.6M NEW 

  40. Mötley Crüe 3.6M ↓

  41. Tool 3.5M ↓

  42. Alice In Chains 3.5M ↓

  43. Falling In Reverse 3.4M ↓

  44. Def Leppard 3.3M ↓

  45. Hollywood Undead 3.2M ↓

  46. Ozzy Osbourne 3M ↓

  47. Seether 2.9M ↓

  48. Godsmack 2.9M ↓

  49. 3 Doors Down 2.9M ↓

  50. Smashing Pumpkins 2.8M ↓

Source: Rolling Stone


New YouTube Videos 

System Of A Down “Genocidal Humanoidz” 1.8M views 
The Pretty Reckless “And So It Went” 685k 
Serj Tankian “Elasticity” 644k 
Royal Blood “Typhoons” 637k 
Foo Fighters “Making a Fire” 534k 
Rob Zombie “The Eternal Struggle of the Howling Man” 490k 
Foo Fighters “No Son of Mine” 433k 
Lamb Of God “Ghost Shaped People” 260k 
Alice Cooper “Social Debris” 197k 
Amorphis “Brother and Sister” 142k 
Brand Of Sacrifice “Animal” 122k 
Korpiklaani “Tuuleton” 113k 
Evergrey “Where August Mourns” 93k 
Orden Ogan “Inferno” 93k 
Bonfire “American Nights” 90k 
MSG “In Search of the Pace of Mind” 86k 
Twiztid “Corkscrew” 84k 
Vola “Straight Lines” 78k 
Every Time I Die “AWOL” 75k 
Evile “Hell Unleashed” 69k 
Thousand Below “Gone to Me” 57k 


Extremely thankful to see this happen, by the way! Consistently making a No. 1 appearance in the Musicians & Composers Memoir section on Amazon.


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