Initially, the album was announced as debuting at #2 with sales of 238,272, just 13 sales behind The Game’s 238,285-selling third album, LAX – the closest margin in SoundScan history.
Roadrunner Records requested an historic recount from SoundScan and the chart positions were reversed with Slipknot winning by 1134 albums. The final recount numbers are 239,516 for All Hope Is Gone and 238,382 for LAX sold during their first week of release. Not bad.
All Hope Is Gone only got to #2 in the UK, beaten by The Verve’s comeback album. That’s probably quite annoying, but Slipknot have been nominated for their first ever MTV Video Music Award for ‘Psychosocial’.
Watch the MTV VMA-nominated video to ‘Psychosocial’ by Slipknot