Nearly 43 years after debuted on the Billboard 200, they earned their first No. 1 album at Billboard hot 200 on Wednesday, June 19. The -led band sits atop the esteemed chart after their latest studio release, "", sells 155,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This also marks the band's biggest sales week to date.
Before "13", Black Sabbath had never made it to the chart's No. 1. Their 1971 work, "Master of Reality", peaked at No. 8. "The news is absolutely amazing - we couldn't have imagined this would happen," guitarist and founding member Tony Iommi said in a statement of the band's chart-topping album.