“American Beauty/American Psycho” Debuts #1

Congratulations Fall Out Boy whose new album “American Beauty/American Psycho” debuted #1 on Billboard 200. The band hit #1 ranks with “Save Rock And Roll” in 2013 and with “Infinity On High” in 2007. Released via Island Records, “American Beauty/American Psycho” is the first label’s release to hit #1 since Fall Out Boy’s 2013 release. The band also collects the second-biggest sales week for a rock album in the last two years. In addition, “Centuries” hits Top 10, giving the band a rank in these charts for the first time since 2007 with “This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race“. You can read more details from Billboard below.

Rock band Fall Out Boy earns its third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as American Beauty/American Psycho arrives atop the tally. The Island Records album, which was released on Jan. 20, moved 218,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Jan. 25, according to Nielsen Music.

American Beauty/American Psycho’s launch was powered by 192,000 in pure album sales — the group’s second-best sales week ever, and largest since 2007. That year, the quartet’s Infinity On High became their first No. 1 when it opened in the penthouse with a career-high 260,000.

The new album’s first week sales also easily outpaces the start of their last album, Save Rock and Roll, which became their second leader when it launched at No. 1 in 2013 with 154,000.

Also notable: Fall Out Boy collects the second-biggest sales week for a rock album in the last two years. Only Coldplay’s bow (eight months ago) with Ghost Stories (383,000 in the week ending May 21, 2014) was larger.

American Beauty/American Psycho is Island Records’ first No. 1 album since Save Rock and Roll.

Rounding out the region, Fall Out Boy boasts the Hot 100’s lone new top 10, as “Centuries” jumps 12-10, marking the band’s first top 10 in eight years and its fourth overall. The group reached the top 10 with its first two entries, “Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down” (No. 8, 2005) and “Dance, Dance” (No. 9, 2006), and added its highest-charting hit, “This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race,” which debuted and peaked No. 2 almost exactly eight years ago this week (Feb. 3, 2007).

he lead single from new Billboard 200 No. 1 from American Beauty/American Psycho edges 23-19 on Radio Songs (46 million, up 7 percent) and 25-21 on Streaming Songs (5.2 million, up 14 percent). It tumbles 7-25 on Digital Songs, although its slide is owed to iTunes’ customers who opted to “complete” their purchase of the set by upgrading their earlier purchases of “Centuries” to a full album. Effectively, consumers who completed the album were returning the song, thus translating to its sales chart decline. For the purposes of the Hot 100, however, aggregate sales contribute to the song’s overall points total.


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