Brand New is poised to land their first #1 album on the Billboard charts with Science Fiction, which they surprise-released last Thursday. Billboard reports that Science Fiction is set to earn around 55,000 album equivalent units. The album was initially only available for purchase via the band’s own label, Procrastinate! Music Traitors, and was only made available on streaming services over the weekend. Brand New’s highest-ranking album thus far was their previous one, 2009’s Daisy, which debuted at #6. If Science Fiction lands at #1, it’ll be the first independently distributed album to debut in the top spot this year.
Read our Premature Evaluation review of the album here.
UPDATE: Billboard confirms that Science Fiction debuts at #1 this week with 58,000 equivalent album units and 55,000 in pure sales.
Science Fiction is out now via Procrastinate! Music Traitors.