STEVE PERRY’S TRACES DEBUTS TOP 10 ON BILLBOARD 200 ALBUMS CHART
Iconic singer-songwriter Steve Perry scores the highest solo debut of his career with Traces, his first album in nearly a quarter of a century. Released via Fantasy Records, Traces is Perry’s first Top 10 solo debut, entering the Billboard 200 Albums Chart at #6 with over 73,000 total copies in sales and consumption. Traces has additionally landed at #4 on the Billboard Album Chart and #2 on the Billboard Current Rock Album Chart. The new album also marks Perry’s best ever debut in the UK, Germany, Canada (#7 on the Current Album Chart) and Japan (#1 on the International Chart). Traces is Perry’s third solo release, following 1984’s Street Talk, which peaked at #12, and 1994’s For the Love of Strange Medicine, which debuted and peaked at #15. Traces, Perry’s most personal, emotional release to date, is available now for purchase and streaming HERE.
“All I was hoping for was someone to listen to the emotional expression of these new songs after my years of absence,” Perry states. “This has been beyond my wildest dreams, and I thank you all so very much.”
Traces has received widespread praise everywhere from The Associated Press, NPR, and The New York Times to Rolling Stone, HuffPost and Yahoo, with USA Today highlighting it as one of “10 Albums You Need To Hear This Fall” and Forbes exclaiming “there is no denying it is ‘The Voice.’ And for all of music it is damn good to have Steve Perry back.”
Following the album release, Perry gave fans an intimate glimpse into his life on CBS Sunday Morning, sharing details of his childhood, his career, and the love that helped him rediscover his passion for music. Perry stopped by Good Morning America last week, giving his first live U.S. television interview in over 20 years, and also visited Fox & Friends in celebration of Traces’ release.