Twenty One Pilots on Their No. 1 Album 'Blurryface': It's a 'Testament to the People Who Have Decided to Listen to This'

When Twenty One Pilots flew to the No. 1 position on the Billboard 200 with their May release Blurryface, the Midwestern synth-emo duo (singer/rapper/multi-instrumentalist Tyler Joseph and drummer Josh Dun) joke that they had a little party -- fueled by Capri Sun. "We didn't really know what that meant," says Josh Dun of going No. 1.

“We knew we had something special but when you think of the reaction that this record received it’s not really possible to anticipate that,” recalls manager Chris Woltman of the band selling 134,000 albums in its first week.   

Twenty One Pilots on the Coolest Part of 'Blurryface' Going No. 1: 'Seeing People's Confused Reactions' 

And the organic growth of their fanbase -- thanks to their epic, energy-filled performances at music festivals -- has made their chart achievement that much more satisfying. “It turned into something that was really cool, that was a testament to the people who have decided to listen to this and make it their own thing," explains Dun.

Watch above as Twenty One Pilots and their team discuss Blurryface's No. 1 achievement -- and how they always suspected it would happen (well, not really).
 

Billboard Year in Music 2015