July 10, 2016


Blink-182 Enters Billboard 200 at No. 1, Knocks Drake Down No. 2

Jatnna Nuñez for Fuse
Jatnna Nuñez for Fuse

Just as Drake was set to reach his tenth consecutive week atop the Billboard 200, Blink-182 knocked Views from No. 1. 

Released July 1, Blink-182’s comeback album California debuted at No. 1 this week on the album chart. According to Billboard, California received 186,000 equivalent album units, 172,000 of which were traditional album sales. The album’s sales performance this week makes it the second Blink-182 record to obtain the No. 1 spot; the first was Take Off Your Pants, which was released 15 years ago.

California is the pop-punk band’s first album without co-founder Tom DeLonge, who left in 2015. Matt Skiba, of Alkaline Trio, joined after DeLonge’s departure. As Billboard mentions, California's earnings make it the third-largest rock album of 2016. Elsewhere on the chart, Drake's Views sunk to No. 2 and Maxwell premiered at No. 3 with blackSUMMERS'night

After checking out a track-by-track breakdown from the California’s producer John Feldmann, revisit the best sound bites from Mark Hoppus, taken from the Fuse archives: