SLIPKNOT‘s fifth studio album, “.5: The Gray Chapter”, was officially certified gold on August 31 by the RIAA for selling over 500,000 copies.
.5: The Gray Chapter landed in the No. 1 spot in Australia on the ARIA Albums Chart with 14,188 first week sales. It was SLIPKNOT‘s second album to debut at number one on the US Billboard 200 albums chart by selling 132,000 copies in its first week. The album also debuted at No. 1 in Japan, Canada, Russia and Switzerland. It had Top 5 debuts in the United Kingdom, Germany, Ireland, Austria, New Zealand, Mexico, Denmark and Finland. By January 2016, .5: The Gray Chapter had sold over 380,000 copies in the United States.