Wolfgang Van Halen has thanked fans for placing his debut Mammoth WVH album at the top of the rock charts.
“The response to the album, now that everyone has had a chance to hear it, has been more than I ever could’ve imagined,” Wolfgang told Billboard‘s Kevin Rutherford. “Thanks so much to everyone who bought it, streamed it, watched a video or called a radio station in support of it. It’s because of this incredible support that I’ve made it onto the Billboard charts, and words can’t express how happy and appreciative I am. I’m so proud of this record and have never worked harder on anything in my life. This is only the beginning. Thank you for being a part of this journey with me.”
Wolfgang’s album soared to #1 on Billboard‘s Top Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums charts dated June 26th. The album starts with 31,000 equivalent album units earned in the June 11-17 tracking week, according to MRC Data, with 30,000 coming from album sales. At the same time, Mammoth WVH debuts at #2 on the all-format Top Album Sales chart and #12 on the Billboard 200.
Billboard also noted that Mammoth WVH is the first act to finish at the top of the Top Rock Albums Chart with a debut full-length since Oliver Tree with Ugly Is Beautiful last August. It’s also the first act to finish #1 on the Hard Rock Albums Chart since Greta Van Fleet with Anthem of the Peaceful Army in November of 2018.