The Neighbourhood Notches First Alternative Albums No. 1
The act that broke through with 'Sweater Weather' returns with new album 'Wiped Out!'
Wiped Out!, the sophomore LP from The Neighbourhood, arrives as the band's first No. 1 on Billboard's Alternative Albums chart (dated Nov. 21). The set starts with 20,000 copies sold in its first week, according to Nielsen Music, marking the act's best sales week.
The quintet previously peaked at No. 5 on the chart with debut album I Love You. The set reached a weekly sales best of 12,000 in its 28th chart week (Jan. 18, 2014).
The new album also starts at new highs for the band of No. 2 on Top Rock Albums and No. 13 on the Billboard 200. The Neighbourhood previously peaked at Nos. 6 and 25, respectively, on the charts with its debut set.
Wiped Out! sends six tracks onto Hot Rock Songs, paced by lead single "R.I.P. 2 My Youth" (No. 19, after reaching No. 13). It's followed by "Cry Baby" (No. 25), "The Beach" (No. 34), "Daddy Issues" (No. 37), "Prey" (No. 39) and "Single" (No. 49).
The California group broke out in 2013 with its single "Sweater Weather," which peaked at No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and led Alternative Songs for 11 weeks.
The Neighbourhood is joined in the Alternative Albums chart's top 10 by three other debuts: Puscifer's Money Shot at No. 2 with 15,000 sold, a new best peak for the Maynard James Keenan-led group; Escape the Fate's Hate Me (No. 4, 8,000); and EL VY's Return to the Moon, the debut record from the Matt Berninger side project (No. 6, 8,000).