U2 has had a very long and successful career, and the fan support has never been stronger.
According to Billboard, the group, which started back in 1976, has earned another achievement when it comes to their topping the charts, and we’re really not that surprised.
As of the week ending December 7, 2017 — U2 landed its eighth number one album on the Billboard 200 Chart with the band’s most-recent record, Songs of Experience. Not only did this album come in at number one, but it also had the biggest week for a rock album in all of 2017 in regard to its overall units and album sales, Billboard reported.
With Songs of Experience’s success, bringing in 186,000 album units, U2 has now become the only group to have a number one album in four back-to-back decades in 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, and the 2010s.
According to the report, U2’s new achievement also bumps them up to tie the sixth-most leaders for the most number one albums in history. The number one spot is held by The Beatles, but with no signs of slowing down, U2 could someday catch up to them.
In addition to their chart-topping album, U2 is gearing up for another tour called the Experience + Innocence Tour, which will begin in 2018. The tour will kick off in May in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and travel throughout the U.S. all summer long.
Since you can’t see U2 live just yet, what are your thoughts on the group’s new album? Is it number one worthy to you? Sound off in the comments below.
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