Zeit arrives with 21,000 equivalent album units earned (17,000 in album sales) in the April 29-May 5 tracking week, according to Luminate.
Rammstein first crowned Top Hard Rock Albums, which began in 2007, in 2009, with the one-week leader Liebe Ist Fur Alle Da. The German band, which formed in 1994, followed with fellow one-frame ruler Rammstein in 2019.
Concurrently, Zeit starts at No. 2 on Top Rock Albums, tying Rammstein’s best rank, first set by Rammstein.
On the all-genre Billboard 200, Zeit arrives No. 15, the band’s third top 20 entry. The group first appeared on the list with Sehnsucht, which peaked at No. 45 in 1998.
Three songs from Zeit also reach the streaming-, airplay- and sales-based Hot Hard Rock Songs chart, paced by “Angst,” which debuts at No. 12 with 997,000 official U.S. streams and 500 downloads sold. It’s joined by the re-entries of previously released tracks from the set “Zick Zack” (No. 17; 602,000 streams) and the title track (No. 22; 504,000 streams).
All three songs also place on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart, at No. 109 (“Angst”), No. 166 (“Zick Zack”) and No. 180 (“Zeit”).