PINK FLOYD: Endless River Flows to Number-Three
Band’s first album in 20 years makes an impressive debut around the world.
Pink Floyd has picked up where they left off 20 years ago — with another Top 10 album. The Endless River, their first studio effort in 20 years, debuts at number-three on the Billboard album chart after selling 170,000 copies its first week in stores.
Comprised of music from the sessions for their last album, 1994’s The Division Bell, it is their 10th Top 10 album and first since The Division Bell debuted at number-one with first week sales of 465,000 units.
The Endless River has done well all around the world as it hit number-one in the U.K., Germany, France, Canada, The Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal, Hungary, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, Ireland, New Zealand, Croatia and Slovenia. It was also Top 10 in Italy, Australia, Finland and Spain, and Romania, which does not have a chart, it was the best-selling album.
Meanwhile, the album was streamed on Spotify more than 12-million times and 80-percent of those doing so were under 35, with the biggest concentration being among 18-to-22 year-olds.