All the pieces aligned for Crimson Scorching Chili Peppers’ newest album, “Limitless Love,” which has opened at No. 1 on the Billboard chart, the band’s second time on the prime.
The Chili Peppers reunited with its former guitarist, John Frusciante, for the album. He has been out and in of the band since 1988 — together with his most up-to-date departure coming after the tour for “Stadium Arcadium” (2006), the group’s final album to go to No. 1. “Limitless Love” additionally put the band again within the studio with Rick Rubin, who has produced many of the Chili Peppers’ albums since 1991, however not its most up-to-date, “The Getaway” (2016, with Hazard Mouse).
And if there have been an award for many uncommon promotional appearances, it’d go to a current one by Flea, the band’s inimitable bassist, who provided a lunging, psych-funk solo instrumental version of “The Star-Spangled Banner” earlier than the Lakers-Nuggets recreation on April 3. (Did it lead to gross sales or streams of “Limitless Love”? Who is aware of, however it’s a must-see for any Chili Peppers fan.)
In its first week out, “Limitless Love” had the equal of 97,500 gross sales in the US, based on the monitoring service Luminate, previously referred to as MRC Knowledge. That whole consists of 19 million streams — modest for a No. 1 album nowadays — in addition to 82,500 copies bought as a whole package deal, amongst them a hefty 38,500 copies on vinyl. (On subsequent week’s chart, Jack White’s “Concern of the Daybreak” can also be anticipated to reach with a giant vinyl quantity.)
Additionally this week, “7220,” by the Chicago rapper Lil Durk, is No. 2. The “Encanto” soundtrack is No. 3, Morgan Wallen’s “Harmful: The Double Album” holds at No. 4 in its sixty fifth week on the chart — each week however considered one of that point within the High 10 — and Olivia Rodrigo’s “Bitter” is No. 5.