The Arctic Monkeys are back! Nearly 5 years after their last effort AM, the English rock band of Alex Turner returns with their 6th LP Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino. Can it match the success of its prestigious predecessor?
So far, the commercial results of the group are often described by first week sales of their debut, Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not. Back in 2006, it shifted 363,735 units to enter charts at #1 in the UK. More often than not, fastest-selling records are irrelevant. Ordinarily, they highlight large fanbases or hyped winner of a reality TV show rather than legitimate success. The Arctic Monkeys had none of that. Notably, they created an unreal buzz on the back of their initial singles making their record all the more meritorious.
Now into the game for more than a decade, where does the band stand? Are they one more British act which failed to break the US market? Have they been able to sustain the initial hype surrounding them?
As usual, I’ll be using the Commensurate Sales to Popularity Concept in order to relevantly gauge his results. This concept will not only bring you sales information for all Arctic Monkeys’ albums, physical and download singles, as well as audio and video streaming. In fact, it will also determine their true popularity. If you are not yet familiar with the CSPC method, the next page explains it with a short video. I fully recommend watching the video before getting into the sales figures. Of course, if you are a regular visitor feel free to skip the video and get into the figures.