The set starts as the band's third No. 1 on each chart. Plus, debuts for 311 and Radiohead.
Imagine Dragons earn their third No. 1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums and Alternative Albums charts, as Evolve arrives atop both rankings (dated July 15) with 147,000 equivalent album units (of which 109,000 are pure sales), according to Nielsen Music.
Each of the Las Vegas band's previous studio full-lengths also topped both charts, starting with 2012's Night Visions, which debuted at No. 2 (Sept. 22, 2012) and eventually spent nine nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 in 2013 and 2014. 2015 follow-up Smoke + Mirrors debuted at No. 1 (with 172,000 copies sold).
Evolve's start represents the best single-week equivalent-unit sum for a rock act in 2017, eclipsing the 140,000-unit mark of Humanz by Gorillaz (May 20). In terms of pure album sales, it's third-best, behind John Mayer's The Search for Everything (120,000) and, again, Humanz (115,000).