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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 07: 2017 Inductee Steve Perry of Journey speaks onstage at the 32nd Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center on April 7, 2017 in New York City. The event will broadcast on HBO Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8:00 pm ET/PT (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Steve Perry’s first new studio album in over two decades received a lot of love from fans, and the proof is on the Billboard 200 chart.

Per the Billboard Charts Twitter, Traces moved a combined 73,000 units its debut week, which will earn the album a spot at number six on the Billboard 200 album chart.  It also marks Perry’s first top ten debut in his career.

Perry took to his own Twitter account and delivered a heartfelt thanks to his friends by sharing, “All I was hoping for was someone to listen to the emotional expression of these new songs after my years of absence.  This has been beyond my wildest dreams, and I thank you all so very much.”

For anyone that was in dire need of a positive music news story today, it doesn’t get more uplifting than this!  Congrats to Steve Perry! We’re so happy you’re back!


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights