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Lana Del Rey Ties This Rock Band for Most No. 1s on Alternative Albums Chart

Lana Del Rey
Melodie McDaniel

Lana Del Rey photographed on Aug. 8, 2019 at The Beckett Mansion in Los Angeles.

"Chemtrails Over the Country Club" is her fifth leader, matching Foo Fighters' record.

Lana Del Rey ties Foo Fighters for the most No. 1s in the history of Billboard's Alternative Albums chart, earning her fifth ruler with Chemtrails Over the Country Club on the tally dated April 3.

Chemtrails bows at No. 1 with 75,000 equivalent album units earned in the March 19-25 tracking week, according to MRC Data. Of that sum, 58,000 units comprise album sales.

Del Rey first crowned Alternative Albums (which began in 2007) for two weeks in 2012 with her first LP, Born to Die, followed by one-week reigns for Honeymoon (2015), Lust for Life (2017) and Norman Fucking Rockwell (2019), ahead of Chemtrails. Foo Fighters have led the list with Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace (2007), Wasting Light (2011), Sonic Highways (2014), Concrete and Gold (2017) and, this February, Medicine at Midnight.

Concurrently, Chemtrails starts at No. 2 on the all-format Billboard 200, becoming Del Rey's seventh top 10 (and sixth to reach the top three). It also crowns Top Album Sales, Del Rey's third to do so.

Ten tracks from Chemtrails dot the Hot Rock & Alternative Songs chart (Del Rey's career weekly best), led by "White Dress," which bows at No. 14.

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