Nine Inch Nails‘ first album in five years and first on a major label since 2007, Hesitation Marks, debuted at Number Three on the Billboardalbum chart on Wednesday (September 11th), selling 107,000 copies in its first week of sales. That’s a large leap forward from the band’s last two albums, the independently released The Slip and Ghosts I – IV, which entered at Numbers 13 and 14 with first-week sales of 29,000 and 26,000 copies.
- Nine Inch Nails’ last major label effort, 2007’s Year Zero, debuted at Number Two with sales of 187,000 copies.
- Hesitation Marks is Nine Inch Nails’ 14th release to make the chart and sixth top 10 album.
- Main man Trent Reznor reactivated the group earlier in 2013 after spending the last few years working on film soundtracks and launching a new act called How To Destroy Angels.
- Nine Inch Nails will launch a full North American tour on September 28th in St. Paul, Minnesota and be in Vancouver on November 21st at Rogers Arena.