Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers made their Billboard 200 debut in 1976, when their self-titled album topped out at #55. Since then, they’ve released albums that have hit #2, #5, #7, and #2 again, but never #1, unlike Limp Bizkit, Staind, and so many other garbage bands. UNTIL NOW.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers [earned] their first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200.
The band’s new Hypnotic Eye arrives atop the chart, selling 131,000 copies in the week ending Aug. 3, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It’s the best debut sales week for Petty since SoundScan started tracking sales in 1991, and his best sales frame overall (debut or otherwise) since 1994, when his solo album Wildflowers sold 161,000 in the week after Christmas. (Via)
Weird Al and Tom Petty should throw a party together. The wi-fi password is “LearningToFrenchFry.”