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The Killers Collect Third Top Rock Albums No. 1 With 'Imploding the Mirage'

The Killers
Olivia Bee

The Killers

The band previously led in 2012 and 2017.

Imploding the Mirage, The Killers' sixth studio album, arrives as their third No. 1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart dated Sept. 5.

The set bows with 37,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Aug. 27, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. Of that sum, 30,000 units were via album sales.

Imploding the Mirage is The Killers' third straight full-length to rule Top Rock Albums, following the No. 1 launches and one-week reigns of Battle Born (Oct. 16, 2012) and Wonderful Wonderful (Oct. 14, 2017).

The Las Vegas rockers' latest effort also starts at No. 2 on Alternative Albums. On the all-format Billboard 200, it opens at No. 8, marking their sixth top 10, dating to their first, No. 7-debuting and -peaking first LP Hot Fuss in May 2005.

Concurrently, two tracks from Imploding the Mirage dot the multi-metric Hot Rock & Alternative Songs chart, led by current single "My Own Soul's Warning," which re-enters at a new No. 19 high, while "Blowback" starts at No. 41. The album's lead single, "Caution," hit No. 3 in March and fellow cut "Fire in Bone" peaked at No. 27 in May.

Radio-wise, "My Own Soul's Warning" reaches new highs of No. 8 on Alternative Airplay and No. 9 on Adult Alternative Songs and jumps 16-13 on the all-rock-format, audience-based Rock Airplay list with 3.4 million audience impressions, up 19%. "Caution" ruled both Alternative Airplay and Rock Airplay and reached Nos. 2 and 35 on Adult Alternative Songs and Mainstream Rock Songs, respectively.

"Caution" also sparked The Killers' biggest crossover to Adult Pop Songs in a decade-and-a-half, peaking at No. 16 in July, their best since "When You Were Young" reached No. 15 in 2006. "Caution" has since segued to Adult Contemporary, where it rises 30-26, marking the band's first entry on the chart.