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On the Charts: Panic! at the Disco Nab First Number One

‘Death of a Bachelor’ keeps Adele’s ’25’ out of the top spot


A decade into their career, Panic! at the Disco scored their first Number One album on the Billboard 200 with 'Death of a Bachelor'

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A decade into their career, Panic! at the Disco scored their first Number One album on the Billboard 200 as Death of a Bachelor, the band’s first LP with singer Brendon Urie as its lone founding member, sold 190,000 total copies in its debut week. That marks the best-selling week of Panic! at the Disco’s career and improves upon the Number Two debut of the group’s 2013 comeback album Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!, Billboard reports.

With Panic! in the top spot, Adele’s 25 was resigned to Number Two for the second consecutive week after opening up its reign with seven consecutive weeks atop the Billboard 200. The singer’s record-breaking LP sold an additional 147,000 copies, a 3 percent increase over its last week sales. Justin Bieber’s Purpose held steady at Number Three.

After topping the charts last week, David Bowie‘s  (pronounced Blackstar) dipped to Number Four with another 90,000 copies in its second week of release. Additionally, the late legend’s Best of Bowie stayed in the Top 10 for a second straight week, this time at Number Seven, as music fans continue to remember the Thin White Duke’s musical legacy.

Besides Death of a Bachelor, only one new release entered the Top 10 this week: Kidz Bop 31, the latest compilation of “today’s biggest hits sung by kids for kids,” dropped in at Number Six with 45,000 copies sold. As Billboard notes, 24 of Kidz Bop‘s 31 installments have debuted in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200, with 31 giving the franchise its best opening week sales since Kidz Bop 27 in January 2015.


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