Tool's "Fear Inoculum" Had A Bigger Debut Than Kanye West's "Jesus Is King"

November 4, 2019

2019 has certainly been an active year for rock & metal fans and new albums by artists like Slipknot, Korn and Tool with little to no mainstream support. According to information compliled by Chart Data, Tool's Fear Inoculum charted as the sixth highest debut album of the year with over 270,000 copies sold, beating out Kanye West's JESUS IS KING, the Backstreet Boys' DNA, BTS's Map of Soul: PERSONA, and Khalid's Free Spirit.

Fear Inoculum was also one of thirteen albums to collect more than 100,000 copies their debut week in 2019. Slipknot's We Are Not Your Kind also made it on the list, selling over 102,000 its first week.