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Panic! at the Disco Earns First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart
1/24/2016 by Keith Caulfield
Panic! at the Disco scores its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with Death of a Bachelor. The set, which was released on Jan. 15 through DCD2/Fueled By Ramen, debuts atop the chart with 190,000 equivalent album units
earned in the week ending Jan. 22, according to Nielsen Music.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new Feb. 6, 2016-dated chart (where Panic! debuts at No. 1) will be posted in full to Billboard’s websites on Tuesday, Jan. 26.
Death of a Bachelor also earns Panic! at the Disco its best sales week yet for an album, as it sold 169,000 in pure album sales.
It surpasses the act’s previous high, logged when Pretty.Odd. bowed at No. 2 with 139,000 sold in the week ending March 30, 2008.
Death of a Bachelor is Panic!’s fifth charting album, and follows Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die! (No. 2 debut and peak in 2013), Vices & Virtues (No. 7 in 2011), Pretty. Odd., and their debut, A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out (No. 13 peak in 2006 after debuting at No. 112 in 2005).
Panic! at the Disco’s first No. 1 album comes a little more than 10 years after the act made its chart debut with A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out on the list dated Oct. 15, 2005.Notably, Death’s sales start greatly outpaces the launch of Panic!’s last album, Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die! The latter started with 84,000, and has so far sold 407,000.
The new album has already logged five top 15-charting hits on the Hot Rock Songs chart: “Hallelujah” (which peaked at No. 3 way back in May of 2015), “Victorious” (No. 7) and “Emperor’s New Clothes” (No. 5), “LA Devotee” (No. 15) and “Don’t Threaten Me With a Good Time” (No. 10).