Slipknot’s ‘We Are Not Your Kind’ First Metal Album to Hit No. 1 in the UK Since 2015
Unsurprisingly, but still just as exciting — Slipknot's We Are Not Your Kind is the first metal album to reach No. 1 in the U.K. in four years. The album came out exactly one week ago on Aug. 9 and is already a chart topper. Congrats to the Knot!
Iron Maiden's 2015 album Book of Souls was the last metal album to reach No. 1 in the U.K., so it's great to see metal take back the throne. Additionally, We Are Not Your Kind knocks Ed Sheeran's No. 6 Collaborations Project off the top of the chart, which held the spot for four consecutive weeks.
This is Slipknot's first No. 1 album across the pond since their sophomore album, Iowa, in 2001. It's been 18 years since the Nine have been at the top, but they're back. Of the 31,800 reported U.K. WANYK sales, 25,000 were physical sales while the rest were downloads and streams.
The new album also is projected to debut at No. 1 in the U.S., which we will find out for sure next week.
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