black sabbath billboard 200 gi Black Sabbath scores first No. 1 album spot on Billboard 200 after 43 years

After having a career that’s lasted over four decades, Black Sabbath finally scored its first Billboard 200 No. 1 album in the United States. “13,” the 19th album from the rock band, debuted in America on June 11 and went on to sell 155,000 copies in its first week. It bumped the new Queens of the Stone Age album out of the Billboard 200 top spot.

“The news is absolutely amazing — we couldn’t have imagined this would happen,” guitarist and founding member Tony Iommi says in a statement.

Ozzy Osbourne adds, “To finally have our first No. 1 album in the U.S. is another incredible milestone for Black Sabbath.”

Black Sabbath first formed in 1968, and the band released its self-titled debut in 1970. With the exception of a five-year break from 2006 to 2011, the band has been making music ever since. A new tour is slated to kick off in Europe in November.

Posted by:Terri Schwartz