Foo Fighters Have First No. 1 Album in U.S.

Posted by at 3:45 pm on April 20, 2011

It took eight LPs, but the Foo Fighters finally got their first No. 1 album in the United States on Wednesday.

The band sold 235,000 copies of “Wasting Light” during the week ended Sunday, according to tracking firm Nielsen SoundScan. It ranks as their second-largest sales week, trumped only by the No. 2 launch of “In Your Honor” in 2005, which began with 311,000. Their last studio album, “Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace,” debuted at No. 3 in 2007 with 168,000.

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