Greta Van Fleet Conquers Elite 100 Chart
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Sam and Josh Kiszka of Greta Van Fleet charm the crowd during the Shaky Knees Music Festival at Centennial Park in Atlanta May 5.
With the unveiling of its Anthem Of The Peaceful Army, Greta Van Fleet shot to the heights of Elite 100 Artists chart tracking U.S. & Canada sales for the week ending Oct. 25.
Drake is still tops, with 77,000 album units (his strongest categories were 107.9 million streams and 31,000 song sales), but GVF’s newest release garnered the most album sales for the week, with 62,300. The band also earned 13,600 song sales and 10 million streams.
Earlier this year, WME partner Marc Geiger, who is part of a team that books Greta Van Fleet, told Pollstar that the demand for the band live is seemingly insatiable.
“The truth is: the band is capable of selling 100 to 500 percent more tickets than we are allowing them to play right now,” Geiger said. “Our team, with a lot of artists, we think this is unnatural. [Greta Van Fleet] is growing, from a hard ticket sense, much more than people that have hundreds of millions more spins and views than they do.”
Currently on tour in Europe, the band is next scheduled to play Blues Garage in Isernhagen, Germany, Oct. 31.
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper are at the No. 3 spot with their collaboration on the soundtrack for the film “A Star Is Born.” The duo sold 54,000 albums and 58,800 songs, for a total 67,300 album units. Lady Gaga as a solo artist is the weekly leader in song sales again, with 87,000.
Another duo to climb on the chart is Future and
Future did have to pull out of the North American leg of the NickiHendrxx tour after it was rescheduled, but he is still scheduled to join Nicki Minaj overseas in March.
Khalid also got some major love with the release of his latest project, Suncity, on Oct. 19. He earned 76.5 million streams and 21,400 album sales on the week, and came in at No. 6 with a total of 61,200 album units.
Other notable entries on the chart include Disturbed, whose Evolution came out Oct. 19, and got the band to No. 8 with 56,700 album units, thanks to the 46,200 album sales and 20,900 song sales; and Lil Yachty, whose Nuthin’ 2 Prove also dropped on the 19th, helping him get to 34,600 album units on the back of 48.4 million streams; LAY, a Chinese singer, sold 11,300 albums in the U.S. & Canada for the week; and Summer Walker, who garnered 14 million streams.
Keep an eye out this week for projects from Tenacious D, Takeoff (from Migos), Big Pooh & Focus, The Prodigy, Swizz Beatz, Action Bronson, Moneybagg Yo, and a collaborative project from Young Thug, Trae Tha Truth & Gunna.
Also, next week’s charts will include material from Tory Lanez, John Legend, Lukas Graham, Ty Segall, The Struts, Ty Dolla $ign and Jeremih, Black Eyed Peas, Mick Jenkins, and Robyn.