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The 1975's 'Inquiry' Debuts at No. 1 on Top Rock & Alternative Albums Charts

The 1975
Brett Lloyd

The 1975

The band concurrently boasts a career-best eight titles at once on Hot Rock Songs.

The 1975 scores its second No. 1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums and Alternative Albums charts, as A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships opens atop both lists with 66,000 equivalent units earned, according to Nielsen Music.

Inquiry follows The 1975's previous album, I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It, which also bowed at No. 1 on both charts dated March 19, 2016, with 108,000 units.

The new album concurrently starts at No. 4 on the all-format Billboard 200, three spots below Sleep's chart-topping entrance.

Inquiry does, however, accomplish something that its predecessor could not: Eight of its songs (of 15 total on the set) simultaneously appear on the streaming-, airplay- and sales-based Hot Rock Songs chart, led by second single "Love It If We Made It," which vaults 37-11.

"It's Not Living (If It's Not With You)" follows at No. 19, with "Sincerity Is Scary" and "TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME" at Nos. 20 and 21, respectively. "Give Yourself a Try" (No. 26), "I Always Wanna Die (Sometimes)" (No. 31), "Be My Mistake" (No. 36) and "I Like America & America Likes Me" (No. 44) are the album's other tracks to make the chart.

Sleep sent seven of its tracks onto Hot Rock Songs, although not all at the same time; upon the set's debut, six songs appeared on the ranking simultaneously.

"Love It If We Made It" reaches a new peak on the Alternative Songs airplay chart (20-16) and breaks into the all-rock-format Rock Airplay chart's top 30, leaping 36-24, up 36 percent to 2.8 million audience impressions.