Trapt’s new record ‘Shadow Work’ sells just 600 albums in its first week of release

The person who coined the phrase “there’s no such thing as bad publicity” probably isn’t a fan of #MAGA favorite rock band Trapt. The band, who emerged in 2002 with the admittedly huge hit “Headstrong”, are perhaps more known for vocalist Chris Brown’s Twitter tirades and hilarious memes than anything else. In case you forgot the band makes music, their new album Shadow Work released a couple weeks ago, too!


While Chris Taylor Brown (who operates the band’s socials) touted huge numbers 2 weeks ago upon the album’s release, the album only ended up selling 600 copies in its first week of release.

Hilariously, Chris Taylor Brown is also disputing the stats, saying the record sold “almost 4k albums” in its first week, which certainly doesn’t align with the numbers being reported. Of course, Trapt’s #MAGA brand is known for lying about facts and figures, so this doesn’t come as much of a surprise.

As others have noted, hardly anyone actually cared about the record – all of their previous album, save 1999’s Amalgamation, charted on the Billboard Top 200. Hell, even Bury Tomorrow’s solid new record, Cannibal, managed to sell over twice as many first-week copies as Trapt did.