The American rock group hit the top of the US charts with their sixth album 'American Beauty / American Psycho'.
Rockers Fall Out Boy have scored their third US Number 1 album, the latest Billboard 200 chart reveals. The group’s sixth studio album American Beauty / American Psycho shifted 218,000 units across all formats during the week ending January 25th, according to figures given by Nielsen SoundScan.
The new record knocked Meghan Trainor’s debut Title, which sold 86,000, down to Number 3, and fended off non-mover Taylor Swift at Number 2 with 119,000 units. It marks the first time since 2010 that a January sales month, typically a quiet time for major releases, has seen two albums debut at the top with sales of over 150,000.
Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy, who top the US Billboard charts this week
Fall Out Boy’s last album, 2013’s Save Rock and Roll, debuted at Number 1 with 154,000, so the new record has easily outstripped that figure. The figure of 218,000 represents the band’s second best sales week ever since 2007’s Infinity On High also entered at the top spot with 260,000 sales.
Elsewhere on the Billboard chart, Grammy nominee Ed Sheeran held on to Number 4 with his second album X, selling 76,000. Rapper Joey Bada$$ enters at Number 5 with the second highest charting debut this week with B4.Da.$$ (58,000), while Nicki Minaj remains in sixth with The Pinkprint.
Portland’s The Decemberists, who scored a surprise Number 1 album back in January 2011, entered at Number 7 with What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World, while shock-rocker Marilyn Manson starts at Number 8 with Pale Emperor. Sam Smith (No.9) and Mark Ronson (No.10) round out the Top Ten.
On the singles chart, Ronson’s mega-hit ‘Uptown Funk!’ was the most downloaded song for the fourth week in a row, a figure that accounts for a huge 71% of the sales figure for his album Uptown Special through track equivalent album sales (TEA).
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