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Alternative Albums ranks the most popular alternative rock albums of the week, as compiled by Nielsen Music, based on multi-metric consumption (blending traditional album sales, track equivalent albums, and streaming equivalent albums).

ALTERNATIVE ALBUMS

The week of
New
1
WEEKS ON CHART
Prisoner
Imprint/Promotion Label
Blue Note | PAX.AM
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

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1
Ryan Adams Prisoner Billboard Alternative Albums
Prisoner
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Blue Note | PAX.AM
2
twenty one pilots Blurryface Billboard Alternative Albums
Blurryface
Last
Peak
93  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
93
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x4
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMG | Fueled By Ramen
3
Soundtrack Suicide Squad: The Album Billboard Alternative Albums
Suicide Squad: The Album
Last
Peak
29  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | DC/Atlas/WaterTower/Atlantic
4
Panic! At The Disco Death Of A Bachelor Billboard Alternative Albums
Death Of A Bachelor
Last
Peak
57  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
57
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMG | DCD2/Fueled By Ramen
5
Marian Hill Act One Billboard Alternative Albums
Act One
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Photo Finish
6
twenty one pilots Vessel Billboard Alternative Albums
Vessel
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMG | Fueled By Ramen
7
Melanie Martinez Cry Baby Billboard Alternative Albums
Cry Baby
Last
Peak
74  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
74
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Atlantic
8
Halsey Badlands Billboard Alternative Albums
Badlands
10  Last
Peak
78  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
78
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Astralwerks
9
The Lumineers Cleopatra Billboard Alternative Albums
Cleopatra
11  Last
Peak
46  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
46
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Dualtone
10
Son Volt Notes Of Blue Billboard Alternative Albums
Notes Of Blue
Last
10  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Thirty Tigers | Transmit Sound
11
Lana Del Rey Born To Die Billboard Alternative Albums
Born To Die
18  Last
Peak
139  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
139
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Polydor/Interscope
12
Disturbed Immortalized Billboard Alternative Albums
Immortalized
12  Last
Peak
79  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
79
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Reprise
13
The 1975 I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It Billboard Alternative Albums
I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It
19  Last
Peak
31  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
31
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Dirty Hit/Interscope
14
Nirvana Nevermind Billboard Alternative Albums
Nevermind
Last
14  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Diamond
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMe | Sub Pop/DGC/Geffen
15
Imagine Dragons Night Visions Billboard Alternative Albums
Night Visions
13  Last
Peak
118  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
118
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | KIDinaKORNER/Interscope
16
Kaleo A / B Billboard Alternative Albums
A / B
15  Last
Peak
34  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
34
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Elektra/Atlantic
17
Hozier Hozier Billboard Alternative Albums
Hozier
16  Last
Peak
82  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
82
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | Rubyworks
18
Red Hot Chili Peppers Greatest Hits Billboard Alternative Albums
Greatest Hits
17  Last
17  Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner
19
Red Hot Chili Peppers The Getaway Billboard Alternative Albums
The Getaway
Last
Peak
35  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
35
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
20
Panic! At The Disco Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die! Billboard Alternative Albums
Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die!
25  Last
Peak
28  Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
28
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMG | Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen
21
Nickelback The Best Of Nickelback: Volume 1 Billboard Alternative Albums
The Best Of Nickelback: Volume 1
24  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Roadrunner
22
David Bowie Legacy Billboard Alternative Albums
Legacy
21  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Legacy | ISO/Columbia
23
My Chemical Romance The Black Parade Billboard Alternative Albums
The Black Parade
Last
23  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
23
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Reprise
24
The Lumineers The Lumineers Billboard Alternative Albums
The Lumineers
22  Last
Peak
83  Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
83
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Dualtone
25
Fitz And The Tantrums Fitz And The Tantrums Billboard Alternative Albums
Fitz And The Tantrums
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | dangerbird/Elektra
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