The Killers Reach First Number One Ranking WIth ‘Wonderful Wonderful’
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 13:11:27
The Killers earned their first Number 1 slot on the Billboard 200 album sales chart in the debut week of their newest offering, Wonderful Wonderful. The band's fifth studio album logged 118,000 equivalent album units, 111,000 of which came in the form of traditional album sales. The follow up to 2013's Battle Born marks The Killers fifth consecutive LP to debut in the Top 10, supported by the single, "The Man", currently peaking at Number 9 in the Hot Rock Songs rankings.
Macklemore returns to the charts this week with the debut of his first solo album in 12 years. GEMINI moved 51,000 units to reach the Number 2 spot, marking Macklemore's second time at that position, after 2012's The Heist, a collaboration with frequent producer Ryan Lewis.
Lil Uzi Vert's chart topper Luv Is Rage 2 slips from second to third, with sales down 9 percent in its fifth week in the Top 10. Kevin Gates made an historic leap, as his album, By Any Means 2, increased sales by 467 percent to 40,000 units. The album had only one day of sales availability on the previous chart, explaining its jump from the previous week's Number 100 ranking to this week's Number 4.
Jhene Aiko earned her third Top 10 album with Trip debuting at Number 5. The singer/songwriter's solo effort benefited from massive streaming numbers that totaled 67% of her overall sales. Post Malone's Stoney bumped up from 10 to 6, which matches the album's previous high on the charts in December of 2016. Imagine Dragons earned their move from 8 to 7 thanks in large part to a sale in the iTunes store, which helped Evolve increase equivalent units sold by 29 percent.
Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. fell from fourth to eighth in the rankings despite a modest increase in sales. Khalid's American Teen dropped from 6 to 9, and Ed Sheeran's ÷ (Divide) sneaks onto the Top 10 in the final spot with 30,000 units sold.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff