'The Awesome Album' debuts at No. 2 on Comedy Albums.
From winning the Pawnee Battle of the Bands to headlining the Edward Philips Senior Center Valentine's Day Dance (with gigs at Li'l Sebastian's memorial and the Pawnee Unity Concert in between), Mouse Rat is now officially a Billboard hitmaker.
The fictional band from the NBC comedy Parks and Recreation, led by Chris Pratt's character Andy Dwyer, appears on Billboard's charts for the first time (on surveys dated Sept. 11), thanks to The Awesome Album. The set, released Aug. 27 via Universal Television/Dualtone Records, debuts at No. 2 on Comedy Albums, No. 11 on Heatseekers Albums and No. 17 on the all-genre Top Album Sales chart with 4,200 equivalent album units (4,100 in album sales) in the week ending Sept. 2, according to MRC Data.
The album features favorites that the band performed in the series (which reunited its cast for a special in 2020), including "The Pit," "Two Birds Holding Hands" and "5,000 Candles in the Wind [Bye Bye Li'l Sebastian]"), along with new tracks unique to the release.