DMB’s Big Whiskey hits No. 1 on Billboard
Dave Matthews Band’s Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King is No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart.
Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King, DMB’s new studio album, sold more than 424,000 copies in its first week, according to Billboard. That made it the third-highest debut of the year, behind Eminem’s Relapse and U2′s No Line on the Horizon.
Perhaps surprisingly, given the amount of hype around Big Whiskey, the album didn’t debut as strongly as DMB’s last studio album, Stand Up. Stand Up sold 465,000 copies in its first week in 2005.
Still, Big Whiskey is DMB’s fifth consecutive studio album to debut at No. 1 — a Billboard record — joining Stand Up (2005), Busted Stuff (2002), Everyday (2001), Before These Crowded Streets (1998) and Crash (1996).
DMB, U2 and Metallica are the only three artists in Billboard’s history to have five No. 1 album debuts, and DMB is the only band with five No. 1 album debuts in a row.