If you asked music fans to list the rock acts that have the most Top 10 albums, chances are one band that most fans wouldn’t think of mentioning is, Korn.
According to Billboard, Korn’s new album, ‘The Nothing,’ debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard Top 200 chart with 33,000 equivalent album units earned in its first week of release.
It is the band’s 14th Billboard 200 top 10 album and ties them with Van Halen for the fifth-most top 10s on the chart among rock bands. And who is ahead of them? How about this ‘who’s who’ list: The Rolling Stones with 37, The Beatles (32), Dave Matthews Band (16) and Santana (16).
‘The Nothing’ was released on September 13, and is the follow-up to 2016’s ‘The Serenity Of Suffering.’ So far, the new album has seen three songs released as singles: “You’ll Never Find Me,” “Cold,” and “Can You Hear Me.”
The success of ‘The Nothing’, as well as the work that went into it, has not been lost on band members. Korn guitarist James Shaffer spoke with Dread Central: “We put a whole year into this record. That’s something we hadn’t done since ‘Untouchables’ in 2002,” he added, “We really sat with these songs, lived with them, had time to reflect on them, and then went back and worked on them some more. We didn’t rush it through just to put something out in order to get back on tour. This time we wanted to spend time with our families and take our time to make some great music. So, we spaced things out and really enjoyed being in the moment.”
Korn recently wrapped a cross-country North American headlining tour and is slated to take the stage at Sacramento’s Aftershock festival on October 13.