Panic! At The Disco 'Death of a Bachelor' Tops Album Chart Over Adele, Kidz Bop, David Bowie
Panic! at the Disco have been a staple of the pop-punk world for 12 years, but Brandon Urie has just achieved his first No. 1 album with Death of a Bachelor. This week, the latest LP from the Las Vegas rockers topped the U.S. album charts, leading recent releases from Adele and David Bowie.
Panic! at the Disco's new album moved 190,000 album equivalent units with 169,000 of those being from pure album sales, according to Billboard, easily landing at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Led by singles "Hallelujah" and "Victorious" as well as fan favorite track "Emperor's New Clothes," Death of a Bachelor logged the best-ever sales week for P!ATD, besting 2008's Pretty. Odd. By 30,000 copies.
While Panic! took over the charts this week, it wasn't the only debut. The new Kidz Bop Kids installment, Kidz Bop 31, which features family-friendly renditions of hits from Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Elle King and more, debuted at No. 6 with 45,000 units.
Because Panic! at the Disco leads the charts, Adele's 25 is once again relegated to No. 2 (after dominating the charts for seven straight weeks) with 147,000 units. Other familiar albums also filled the top five with Justin Bieber's Purpose at No. 3 (91,000 units), David Bowie's former No. 1 Blackstar at No. 4 (90,000 units) and Twenty One Pilots' Blurryface at No. 5 (45,000 units).
In the wake of his death, Bowie's best-of album from 2002 also reached the top 10, moving 43,000 units. Though with a 54 percent decrease in sales, the album dropped three slots this week to No. 7.
The bottom portion of the top 10 is also filled with familiar titles. Chris Stapleton's Traveller slipped down one spot to No. 8, The Weeknd's Beauty Behind the Madness hangs in the chart at No. 9 and Bryson Tiller's Trapsoul rounds everything out at No. 10.