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RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS’ THE GETAWAY DEBUTS #1 AROUND THE WORLD
11TH STUDIO ALBUM TOPS BILLBOARD SALES CHART AND DEBUTS #2 ON TOP 200
Red Hot Chili Peppers 11th studio album The Getaway debuted at number one around the world on June 27, 2016. The heralded studio album from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees debuted at #1 on the Billboard Album Sales Chart selling 108,000 traditional units and debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 with 118,000 album equivalent units.
The Getaway, marks the Grammy Award-winning band’s seventh top 10 album and third #2 on the Top 200 Chart. The album debuted at #1 in Australia, Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands and New Zealand. It debuted at #2 in the United Kingdom and Germany.
The Getaway was produced by Danger Mouse and mixed by Nigel Godrich.
Praise for the album includes:
“Some of their best songs in years… top-shelf modern-rock splendor” – Rolling Stone
“The Getaway proves not only that the longtime rockers still sizzle 30 years in, but also are capable of victoriously revamping their sound.” – USA Today
“The Getaway is a nuanced album, rife with journeyman craft and poetry, that proves the Red Hot Chili Peppersstill have plenty of their own creative fire.” – All Music
“Their best album in ages” – People
“Their best in years… Their tightest, prettiest collection of songs in more than a decade” – Vulture