Still alive: Pearl Jam’s top-five ‘Billboard’ debut streak continues with ‘Gigaton’

Pearl Jam‘s streak of top-five debuts on the Billboard 200 is still alive.

The band’s new album, Gigaton, the 11th studio effort from the grunge rockers, has debuted at number five on the chart with a total of 63,000 equivalent album units, 57,000 of which were traditional album sales.

All of Pearl Jam’s previous 10 studio albums also landed in the top five of the Billboard 200. Five of them — 1993’s Vs., 1994’s Vitalogy, 1996’s No Code, 2009’s Backspacer and 2013’s Lightning Bolt — debuted at number one on the chart.

Gigaton is the first Pearl Jam album in seven years. It includes the singles “Dance of the Clairvoyants” and “Superblood Wolfmoon.”

Pearl Jam was supposed to currently be on a North American tour in support of Gigaton, but the outing’s been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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