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Judas Priest has their highest charting US album ever with “Firepower”

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Judas Priest has their highest charting US album ever with “Firepower”

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Judas Priest has their highest charting US album ever with “Firepower” Billboard reports that Judas Priest’s latest album “Firepower” earned the boys their highest-charting record ever in the US, as it landed at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 list.

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“Firepower” surpassed the success of the band’s previous effort, 2014’s “Redeemer of Souls,” which landed at No. 6.

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When it comes to the number of units shipped, we’re looking at 49,000 copies of “Firepower” distributed across the States in the week ending March 15, 48,000 or which were traditional album sales. This marks the group’s best sales since the 54,000 units scored by 2005’s “Angel of Retribution.”

You can stream the album in full below. Additionally, you can also check out Priest’s general standings on the Billboard 200.

Title, Peak Position, Peak Date

Stained Class – No. 173 – April 22, 1978

Hell Bent for Leather – No. 128 – April 28, 1979

Unleashed in the East (Live in Japan) – No. 70 – Nov. 10, 1979

British Steel – No. 34 – July 12, 1980

Point of Entry – No. 39 – May 23, 1981

Screaming for Vengeance – No. 17 – Oct. 30, 1982

Defenders of the Faith – No. 18 – Feb. 25, 1984

Turbo – No. 17 – April 26, 1986

Live – No. 38 – July 11, 1987

Ram It Down – No. 31 – June 18, 1988

Painkiller – No. 26 – Nov. 3, 1990

Metal Works ’73 – ‘93 – No. 155 – June 5, 1993

Jugulator – No. 82 – Nov. 15, 1997

Demolition – No. 165 – Aug. 18, 2001

Angel of Retribution – No. 13 – March 19, 2005

Nostradamus – No. 11 – July 5, 2008

A Touch of Evil: Live – No. 87 – Aug. 1, 2009

Redeemer of Souls – No. 6 – July 26, 2014

Firepower – No. 5 – March 24 – 2017

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