Bon Jovi Is Number One
Released just last week, Bon Jovi‘s 11th studio album ‘The Circle’ marks the band’s fourth number one debut on the U.S. album charts. While SoundScan shows 163,000 copies sold during the album’s inaugural week, the number one position championed by ‘The Circle’ is the band’s second chart-topping debut in a row, with their last album ‘Lost Highway’ moving 292,000 copies in its first week to win the spot in 2007.
The band’s other number one albums include 1986′s ‘Slippery When Wet’ and 1988′s ‘New Jersey,’ but the group has had 10 albums in the top 10, which, with ‘The Circle’ marking their 11th, means every album released by the band since 1986 has landed in the upper echelon of the Billboard 200.
Aside from making waves in their home country, ‘The Circle’ has also debuted at the top spot in Japan, Canada and Germany, and is currently at second in the U.K.