Panic! at the Disco Aiming for First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart
Panic! at the Disco is aiming for its first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with Death of a Bachelor. The set, released on Jan. 15 through DCD2/Fueled by Ramen, could bow atop the chart dated Feb. 6 with over 180,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Jan. 20.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The top 10 of the Feb. 6-dated chart is scheduled to be revealed on Sunday, Jan. 24.
Death of a Bachelor should also secure Panic! at the Disco its best sales week yet, as it’s forecast to bow with over 160,000 in pure album sales.
Panic! at the Disco has so far logged four entries on the Billboard 200, with its last three all reaching the top 10: Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die! debuted and peaked at No. 2 in 2013, and was preceded by Vices & Virtues (No. 7 in 2011) and Pretty.Odd. (No. 2 in 2008). The act’s first album, A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out, missed the top 10 (it peaked at No. 13), but it spent more weeks on the chart (74) than any of Panic!’s other albums.
The new album has already generated five top 15-charting hits on the Hot Rock Songs chart: “Hallelujah” (which peaked at No. 3 way back in May of 2015), “Victorious” (No. 7) and “Emperor’s New Clothes” (No. 5), “LA Devotee” (No. 15) and “Don’t Threaten Me With a Good Time” (No. 10).