The Chart Data released the most-selling albums in the United States from the very beginning of the year until today, and it seems like the rock and metal bands in the music industry are selling more and more albums every day, prooving rock is not dead yet.
If you’ve been following KISS star Gene Simmons‘ statements for the past years, you probably know that he frequently claims ‘rock is dead.’ Back in March, he doubled down on his statement saying rock, soul, and blues music has been dead for years because new bands haven’t taken the time to create glamour, excitement, and epic music. However, according to the recently released list of the Chart Data, he is wrong.
The Chart Data aims to provide relevant and countable updates on album sales in the music scene and they use the data provided by trustworthy companies like Billboard, Soundscan, MediaTraffic, the Official Charts Company, and more. Today they shared the list of the best-selling albums in the US so far.
While the Korean-Pop band BTS ranked number one on the Pure Album Sales chart, all the remaining nine spots of the list were dominated by rock and metal legendary bands like Led Zeppelin, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Queen, AC/DC, The Beatles, Greta Van Fleet, Pink Floyd, and Metallica.
Here is what was written in Chart Data’s latest tweet:
“Best selling groups by total album sales in the US this year:
#2 The Beatles
#5 Greta Van Fleet
#6 Pink Floyd
#9 Foo Fighters
#10 Led Zeppelin.”
You can check out the tweet right below.
Best selling groups by total pure album sales in the US this year:
— chart data (@chartdata) July 18, 2021