Stone Temple Pilots First Week New Album Sales Revealed, Is It A Success Or Bomb?

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Based on early numbers, Hits Daily Double is projecting that Stone Temple Pilots’ self-titled new album will sell 17-19,000 copies, which will place it at No. 19 on the Billboard top 200. The album will likely debut at No. 5 or No. 6 on the physical sales chart. It is STP’s first album with third singer Jeff Gutt, and features the lead single “Meadow.”

While the number may not sound big on paper, this has to be considered a success since the band’s 2013 High Rise EP with Chester Bennington debuted at No. 21 on the Billboard 200 with 13,520 copies sold. Stone Temple Pilots’ last full length record, their 2010 self-titled album, debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with 62,000 copies sold.

The expectations are obviously different now though without Scott Weiland on lead vocals, and with how the music business has changed in the last 8 years. In 2010 STP still had their original lineup and were capable of headlining festivals and amphitheaters, which commanded more attention for a new release.

STP kicked off a small run of warm up club shows earlier this month, and they are planning festival performances and international touring for the record through 2019. They recently announced plans to perform in Japan for the first time in years.