Imagine Dragons claim their fifth top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart as the rock band’s latest studio set, Mercury – Act 1, debuts at No. 9. All five of the quartet’s major label full-length studio efforts have now reached the top 10, dating back to their first, Night Visions. It debuted and peaked at No. 2 nine years ago this month (Sept. 22, 2012-dated chart).
The new set was released on Sept. 3 and launches with 31,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending Sept. 9. Of that sum, album sales comprise 17,000; streaming equivalent album (SEA) units comprise 13,000 (equaling 17.04 million on-demand streams of the set’s tracks) and track equivalent album units (TEA) comprise 1,000.