Foo Fighters Reach No. 1 on Billboard with “Medicine at Midnight”

Dave Grohl in concert with Foo Fighters. Photo by RMV/REX/Shutterstock (9646659j)

Foo Fighters’ 10th studio album Medicine at Midnight, which was released on February 5, 2021, has become the band’s third album to reach the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart.

The album sold 64,000 copies in the U.S. in the week ending in February 11. 2017’s Concrete and Gold and 2011’s Wasting Light, previously made the top spots. Foo Fighters first reached a top 10 spot on the chart with their second album, 1997’s The Colour and the Shape, and since then the band has had eight top 10s.

The Top Album Sales chart includes all formats (CD, vinyl LP, digital download, etc.). In vinyl LP sales alone, the album has 23,000, making it the third-largest sales week for a hard rock album. Pearl Jam’s Vitalogy and Queen’s Greatest Hits are the only hard rock albums to surpass Medicine and Midnight.

Rounding out the top 10 spots are Morgan Wallen’s albums Dangerous: The Double Album and If I Know Me, The Weeknd’s The Highlights, One Direction’s Up All Night, Taylor Swift’s Evermore, Ariana Grande’s Positions, Harry Styles’ Fine Lines, and Barry Gibb’s Barry Gibb & Friends: Greenfields – The Gibb Brothers Songbook, Vol. 1.