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Imagine Dragons Earn Fourth Top Rock Albums No. 1 With 'Origins'

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Eliot Lee Hazel

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Each of the band's LPs has led the list.

Imagine Dragons score their fourth No. 1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums and Alternative Albums charts with as many full-length sets, as Origins debuts atop the Nov. 24-dated lists.

The follow-up to 2017's Evolve starts with 91,000 equivalent album units earned, including 61,000 in traditional album sales, according to Nielsen Music.

Each of the rockers' LPs has reached No. 1 on both charts, dating to 2012's Night Visions, which debuted atop Alternative Albums (Sept. 22, 2012) and reached the Top Rock Albums summit on Jan. 12, 2013, powered at the time by the success of the set's first two hit singles, "It's Time" and "Radioactive." (The band has also charted three EPs on Top Rock Albums.)

Origins additionally bows at No. 2 on the all-format Billboard 200, matching the debuts and peaks of Night Visions and Evolve; the group's Smoke + Mirrors ruled the list (March 7, 2015).

Concurrently, multiple tracks from Origins storm Billboard's rock charts, with 10 of the LP's 12 songs reaching the streaming-, airplay- and sales-based Hot Rock Songs survey. "Natural" holds at No. 2, following its 11-week run at No. 1, followed by "Bad Liar," which launches 45-5. The band also garners the Hot Shot Debut for the week's top new entry with "Boomerang" (No. 27).

Origins lead single "Natural" led the Alternative Songs airplay chart for nine weeks beginning in September and continues its crossover, rising 6-5 on Adult Pop Songs.