Gojira Have The Best-Selling Album In The U.S.

Photo by Gabrielle Duplantier

Last month saw French experimental face-melters Gojira release Fortitude, their most ambitious and accessible album thus far. Now, it appears this level of sonic evolution has paid off for the band, who have reached a new plateau in terms of sales and chart placement.

As reported by Loudwire, Gojira’s Fortitude debuted at #12 on the Billboard 200, as compared to 2016’s Magma which debuted at #24 (it should also be noted that audio and video streaming are factored into the Top 200, which undoubtedly kept Fortitude  from ranking higher). Sales-wise, though, Fortitude sold 27,372 units in the U.S. (24,104 pure sales), bringing Gojira to #1 on the Top Album Sales chart.

Meanwhile, Fortitude also landed at #1 on the Current Rock Albums and Current Hard Music Albums charts, and #2 on the Current Internet Albums and LP Vinyl Albums charts. The record also gave the band their highest-charting release ever in their native France, landing them at #2.

Conrats to Gojira for this massive win!

To hear Fortitude live, catch Gojira at one of the upcoming live dates listed below:

Deftones, Gojira, and Poppy tour dates

8/12 ­– Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory
8/14 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
8/15 – Sterling Heights, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
8/17 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion
8/19 – Toronto, ON, Canada @ RBC Echo Beach
8/20 – Laval, QC, Canada @ Place Bell
8/21 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
8/23 – Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena
8/24 – New York, NY @ The Rooftop at Pier 17
8/27 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Met Philadelphia
8/28 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summerstage
8/29 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
8/31 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Petersen Events Center, University of Pittsburgh
92 – Indianapolis, IN @ Amphitheater at White River State Park
9/3 – Nashville, TN @ Nashville Municipal Auditorium
9/4 – Atlanta, GA @ Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
9/6 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
9/7 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
9/8 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
9/10 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
9/11 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheatre
9/14 – Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Federal Theatre
9/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
9/18 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
9/21 – Seattle, WA @ WAMU Theater
9/22 – Portland, OR @ Theatre of the Clouds at Moda Center

Headlining tour with Knocked Loose and Alien Weaponry

10/11 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union
10/13 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
10/14 – Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion
10/15 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
10/17 – New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre
10/19 – Tampa, FL @ Jannus Live
10/20 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
10/22 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
10/23 – Asheville, NC @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
10/25 – Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
10/27 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre
10/28 – Rochester, NY @ Main Street Armory
10/29 ­- Cleveland, OH @ The Agora

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Words by Chris Krovatin