Here Are Blink-182's Studio Albums From Highest to Lowest on the Billboard 200

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Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge, and Travis Barker of blink-182 photographed in 2004.  

With the release of Blink-182's seventh studio album, California, the band earned its second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 and knocked Drake's Views off the top following a nine-week reign.

The last time the Cali trio was atop the Billboard 200 was 15 years ago, when Take Off Your Pants and Jacket (get it?) debuted at No. 1 in 2001. Back then, Tom DeLonge was still with the band (Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba currently occupies his slot) and the pop-punk boom was in full bloom. Apart from its own merits, the No. 1 debut of Jacket was undoubtedly aided by the snowballing success of 1999's Enema of the State. With its iconic cover art, endlessly rotated videos on MTV and even a top 10 hit ("All the Small Things") on the Billboard Hot 100Enema peaked at No. 9, bringing Blink to the Billboard 200's top 10 for the first time. 

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Although Jacket, their 2003 self-titled album and 2011 comeback LP Neighborhoods all charted higher on the Billboard 200 (Nos. 1, 3 and 2, respectively), Enema is by far the band's best-selling album in the long run, with 4.6 million sold in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music -- which is hardly shocking, since it's the foundation of any pop-punk music collection.

Prior to Enema, Blink saw 1997's Dude Ranch -- their final album with Scott Raynor on drums, who would be replaced by Travis Barker -- reach No. 67 in 1998. Ranch's gradual rise was aided by months of touring, including a celebrated stint on the 1997 Warped Tour, and the rock radio success of the surprisingly poignant rager "Dammit."

Although an underground classic, Blink's 1995 debut Cheshire Cat failed to reach the Billboard 200 entirely. (The same was true for another debut album from a future blockbuster pop-punk act: Green Day's 39/Smooth album, which came out in 1990, didn't make the chart.) 

Check out the band's studio album discography on the Billboard 200 below.


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