Nahko And Medicine For The People Debut At #1 On Billboard’s Alternative Album Chart

With ‘Take Your Power Back’

New Album Also Opens In The Top 5 On Billboard’s Rock, Independent, Top Current Album And Top Albums Charts + Additional Billboard Top 10 Debuts


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Nahko And Medicine For The People earned their most impressive chart debut to date with ‘Take Your Power Back,’ their new album out now on Medicine Tribe/SideOneDummy Records. The album opened at #1 on Billboard’s Alternative Album chart, in addition to debuting at #2 on Billboard’s Rock and Independent charts, in the top 5 on Billboard’s Current Album and Top Albums charts, and in the top 10 on Billboard’s Digital Albums chart. It’s the group's highest charting debut on the Alternative, Independent, Rock and Current Album charts.

Executive produced by cut&dry and Dan Fratoni, ‘Take Your Power Back’ sees Nahko venturing into new musical territories by fusing conscious lyricism with genre-bending production. “‘Take Your Power Back’ is a mindset and mantra,” says Nahko. “It means being accountable, acknowledging traumas, and doing the hard vulnerable work of confronting the shadows. I am reclaiming my voice, my boundaries, and my medicine.”

The album’s lead single “Lifeguard” is currently in the Top 40 on the AAA chart. Album standout “Garden” (which has surpassed 1 million streams) landed on multiple New Music Friday playlists the week it arrived, as well as Spotify’s Renegade Folk, Stress Free and Apple Music Alt-Hot Tracks playlists, with “Twisted” earning placement on Spotify’s Contemporary Blend and Fin de Journée playlists.

Nahko has been hosting conversations with friends and collaborators on his weekly live streamed Instagram show Medicine Tribe Television (MTTV) Presents: Real Medicine. Guests have included Shailene Woodley, Aaron Rodgers, Marianne Williamson, and more. Tune into Medicine Tribe TV: Real Medicine on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 PMET/3 PM PT here:


“[‘Take Your Power Back’] mixes folk and hip-hop into a one-of-a-kind style of music with a beautiful message of social healing.” - Paste

“Spiritually driven…uplifting” - American Songwriter

“Enchanting…giving hope with real and raw emotion, stories, and awakening songs...” - Live For Live Music


May 27, 2020 3:52pm ET by Shore Fire Media  

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