FALL OUT BOY SCORES THIRD NUMBER ONE ALBUM OF CAREER
Fall Out Boy has notched the third Number One album of the band’s career as American Beauty/American Psycho landed at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday (January 28th). The disc was released on January 20th and sold 218,000 total copies in its first week of release, including streams and digital tracks.
In term of pure album sales, the record moved 192,000 copies for the band’s second-best sales week ever and largest since 2007. The group’s last record, 2013’s Save Rock And Roll, moved 154,000 copies in its first week to debut at the top of the survey.
Their first Number One, Infinity On High, sold 260,000 copies when it came out eight years ago.
American Beauty/American Psycho also earned the second-biggest sales week for a rock album in the last two years, beaten only by Coldplay’s Ghost Stories.
The other rock debuts on this week’s chart belonged to the Decemberists and Marilyn Manson. The Decemberists’ new record, What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World, moved 51,000 units to land at Number Seven.
Manson, meanwhile, entered the chart at Number Eight with his ninth studio effort, The Pale Emperor. The disc sold 49,000 copies to become both Manson’s eighth top 10 debut and sixth in a row.