AceShowbiz - Three new releases take over the top three spots on this week's Billboard 200, with Slipknot's "We Are Not Your Kind" arriving at No. 1. Released on August 9 through Roadrunner Records, the album sold 118,000 equivalent album units in the week ending August 15, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 102,000 were in traditional album sales.
"We Are Not Your Kind", whose sales are boosted by a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer with the hard rock band's tour, marks their third chart-topping album on the chart. The band previously ruled the chart with ".5: The Gray Chapter" (2014) and "All Hope Is Gone" (2008). It also becomes the first hard rock album to lead Billboard 200 since Foo Fighters' "Concrete and Gold" in 2017.
Two other new releases that occupy a spot in the top three are Rick Ross' "Port of Miami 2" and Trippie Redd's "!". Rick's new album debuts at No. 2 with 80,000 units, marking his highest-charting album in more than five years, since his 2014 record "Mastermind". Meanwhile, Trippie's "!" follows closely behind at No. 3 with 51,000 units.
The rest of the top five is occupied by former chart-topping albums. Despite descending one spot to No. 4 on this week's chart, Billie Eilish's "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" maintains its position inside the top five with 44,000 units. Trailing behind the young star's album is Ed Sheeran's "No. 6 Collaborations Project" that falls to No. 5 with 43,000 units.
Chris Brown's "Indigo" is kicked to the No. 6 position with 36,000 units, followed by Lizzo's "Cuz I Love You" at No. 7 with 33,000 units. Drake's "Care Package", meanwhile, jumps down to No. 8 in its second week with 31,000 units, as Khalid's "Free Spirit" makes its way back to the top ten with 30,000 units. The album is now sitting at No. 9.
Rounding out this week's chart is Lil Nas X's "7" that ascends to No. 10 with 29,000 units.