Marilyn Manson's "The Golden Age of Grotesque" gives the theatrical rocker the second No. 1 album of his career. One of four albums to debut inside the top-20, the Interscope release sold 118,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, to debut on top of The Billboard 200. Manson last reached the top of the chart with 1998's "Mechanical Animals," which moved 223,000 copies in its first week.
Marilyn Manson has chosen "The Golden Age of Grotesque" as the title for his group's fifth studio album, the singer confirmed yesterday (March 21) on his official Web site. The set, which Manson describes as his "most genius deluge of hardcore guitar-drum violence mixed with '30s cabaret decadence," is expected for a fall release, according to an Interscope spokesperson.