U2's 'Songs Of Surrender' tops charts

U2’s new album “Songs Of Surrender” debuted at number one on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart.

The album sold 42,000 copies according to music sales tracking outfit Luminate.

It added that 19,500 copies of vinyl records accounted for first week sales.

The new release debuted at number one in The U.K., Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Belgium.

“Songs of Surrender” is an album of re-recorded songs by the band.

Produced by U2 guitarist The Edge, the album was released last March 17 and are largely re-arranged versions, stripped -down and acoustic takes of the band’s biggest hits, anthems and fan-favorite tracks.

U2 also came out aces on several charts that include Top Rock & Alternative Albums, Top Rock Albums, Top Alternative Albums, Top Current Album Sales and Vinyl Albums on Billboard while making a respectable number 5 spot on the U.S. Billboard 200.

The album is a companion to Bono’s memoir titled “Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story” which was released in 2022.

The album is also released on several formats that include 16, 20 and 40-track editions and double LP versions with colored vinyls.

0.jpg On Spotify, “Songs of Surrender” came out as a 40-song, four-set compilation.

A documentary film was also recently released on Disney+ titled “Bono & The Edge: A Sort Of Homecoming, with Dave Letterman.”