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Arcade Fire Is Number One!

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Hipsters rejoice!

Indie band Arcade Fire officially topped the charts last week with their FANTASTIC new album, The Suburbs!

The record has hit the #1 spot on Billboard, beating out Eminem and selling 156,000 copies!

Absolutely wild!

Congratulations! A well-deserved success!

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21 comments to “Arcade Fire Is Number One!”



  1. 1

    They only sold 4k more than eminem and em's album is out for 7 weeks!
    Plus arcade fire had to sell their album for $3.99! to sell.WTF.my mom bought it .it sucks ass.



  2. 2

    A fantastic Canadian export from Montreal. Way to go guys!



  3. 3

    This definitely is well-deserved. Arcade Fire has put out three astounding albums now, and hopefully will continue on with this streak. However, they aren't a "hipster" band. Perez, go back to listening to your shitty Gaga and stop pretending like you actually listen to or understand Arcade Fire's stuff.



  4. 4

    Yep an awesome CANADIAN Indie band, can't wait to see them this weekend in Toronto!!!



  5. 5

    Album of the Year so far. Fucking amazing!



  6. 6

    Wow 150k. Perez, don't you make fun of other artists who open with like 300k their first week? Your favorite album, My December, doubled these clowns. Didn't your other favorite, Bionic, sell around 150k as well? hmmm



  7. 7

    Pretty sad when you only have to sell that amount of records to get to #1.



  8. 8

    i dont think most people who read this site have listened to the arcade fire or even understand how big of accomplishment this is for an indie band. these guys sold out madison square garden! shit like U2 does that!

    amazing!



  9. 9

    You mean a BAND that actually PLAYS INSTRUMENTS & SINGS topped the charts????
    What year is it again ?



  10. 10

    This is amazing!! I don't think many people realize how hard it is for indie bands to even get on the top 10 of the billboard charts.



  11. 11

    Re: Christel Jasmine Eugenio – Lol can you calm down. Eminem is mainstream.. his songs are ALWAYS on the radio and everyone on this damn planet know him. But Arcade Fire? NONE of my friends have heard of this band before..



  12. 12

    Re: Christel Jasmine Eugenio – you're an idiot.



  13. 13

    Re: Christel Jasmine Eugenio – Ugh shut up you mainstream rat! Obviously an individual listening to thrash music from Eminem would never comprehend the genius that is a band like The Arcade Fire. So you can just go back to shopping at Forever 21 in the mall!



  14. 14

    Let me tell you,in Grant Park Chicago they were much,realy much better than GaGa!

  15. pj88 says – reply to this


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    BIGGEST POP STAR IN THE WORLD: JUSTIN BIEBER
    BIGGEST RAP ARTIST IN THE WORLD: DRAKE
    BIGGEST GROUP IN THE WORLD: ARCADE ON FIRE

    ALL CANADIAN!!!!! GO CANADA GO!!!



  16. 16

    …Okay, big friggin whoop. This goal was already accomplished a week ago by Avenged Sevenfold, who was WAY more deserving than "Arcade Fire". AND they sold over 163,000 copies in their first week. . . so yeah when it comes down to it…not even, buddy.



  17. 17

    Re: pj88 – Okay dude, I wouldn't go that far. Eminem is CLEARLY the biggest rapper, Lady Gaga/ Katy Perry are tied for pop, and…Arcade fire? If I was from Canada I'd be proud of bands like Rush or Three Days Grace. Neil Pert ring any bells? One of the best drummers in the world? BUT still not even close…ever heard of Metallica, Guns N' Roses?? World fame and instant recognision has already earned them that title.



  18. 18

    Re: 4skin nv – Uh this already happened like a couple a days ago…you know Avenged Sevenfold with their awesome album Nightmare??



  19. 19

    Re: Avenged Sevenfold FTFW! – Why would you ever even compare Avenged Sevenfold to Arcade Fire? They make two completely different types of music.



  20. 20

    Re: Avenged Sevenfold FTFW! – It's sad that The Rev passed away, but that doesn't automatically make A7X deserving of having a number one album. They continue to put out the same songs over and over again, failing to ever change or develop in their music. A7X is metal to please the masses, a generic band whose majority of fans are stupid teenagers who think they are hardcore for listening to a band whose symbol is a skull with bat wings or something retarded like that. Also, A7X is a mainstream band. For them to achieve what Arcade Fire has achieved is not the same.



  21. 21

    Re: pj88 – biggest pop star in the world..Justin bieber??
    Dude Justine bieber will be out of the scene prolly next year,artists like him who has teenage Girly girl fans don't usually lasts, (ex.the Jonas brothers)
    and drake is not the biggest rapper in the world,
    Eminem is!! He's the highest selling RAPPER OF all time,check wikipedia
    and the best selling artist of the decade! Which is amazing cuz he had an hiatus for 4 years and yet still manger to sell more than any other artists who were in the scene for the whole decade.and beating every other genre.