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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
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WEEKS ON CHART
Synthesis
Imprint/Promotion Label
BMG
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

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1
Evanescence Synthesis Billboard Alternative Albums
Synthesis
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:
BMG
2
Imagine Dragons Evolve Billboard Alternative Albums
Evolve
Last
Peak
21  Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | KIDinaKORNER/Interscope
3
WALK THE MOON What If Nothing Billboard Alternative Albums
What If Nothing
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
4
Portugal. The Man Woodstock Billboard Alternative Albums
Woodstock
Last
Peak
22  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Atlantic
5
Various Artists Cities 97 Sampler, Volume 29 Billboard Alternative Albums
Cities 97 Sampler, Volume 29
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Cities 97
6
Imagine Dragons Night Visions Billboard Alternative Albums
Night Visions
Last
Peak
156  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
156
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | KIDinaKORNER/Interscope
7
twenty one pilots Blurryface Billboard Alternative Albums
Blurryface
Last
Peak
131  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
131
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x4
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMG | Fueled By Ramen
8
R.E.M. Automatic For The People Billboard Alternative Albums
Automatic For The People
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x4
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Concord | Craft
9
Quicksand Interiors Billboard Alternative Albums
Interiors
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epitaph
10
Halsey Badlands Billboard Alternative Albums
Badlands
Last
Peak
116  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
116
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Astralwerks
11
Panic! At The Disco Death Of A Bachelor Billboard Alternative Albums
Death Of A Bachelor
Last
Peak
95  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
95
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMG | DCD2/Fueled By Ramen
12
Lorde Melodrama Billboard Alternative Albums
Melodrama
Last
Peak
22  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Lava
13
The Lumineers Cleopatra Billboard Alternative Albums
Cleopatra
10  Last
Peak
84  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
84
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Dualtone
14
Lil Peep Come Over When You're Sober (EP) Billboard Alternative Albums
Come Over When You're Sober (EP)
Last
14  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AWAL-Kobalt | Lil Peep
15
Linkin Park [Hybrid Theory] Billboard Alternative Albums
[Hybrid Theory]
15  Last
Peak
25  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Diamond
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner
16
Beck Colors Billboard Alternative Albums
Colors
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Fonograf Records
17
Foo Fighters Concrete And Gold Billboard Alternative Albums
Concrete And Gold
12  Last
Peak
Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Roswell
18
Imagine Dragons Smoke + Mirrors Billboard Alternative Albums
Smoke + Mirrors
14  Last
Peak
58  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
58
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | KIDinaKORNER/Interscope
19
Soundtrack Suicide Squad: The Album Billboard Alternative Albums
Suicide Squad: The Album
16  Last
Peak
67  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
67
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | DC/Atlas/WaterTower/Atlantic
20
Foo Fighters Greatest Hits Billboard Alternative Albums
Greatest Hits
22  Last
Peak
30  Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Legacy | Roswell/RCA
21
Hozier Hozier Billboard Alternative Albums
Hozier
17  Last
Peak
104  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
104
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | Rubyworks
22
Melanie Martinez Cry Baby Billboard Alternative Albums
Cry Baby
18  Last
Peak
108  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
108
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Atlantic
23
Linkin Park One More Light Billboard Alternative Albums
One More Light
11  Last
Peak
24  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Machine Shop
24
Theory Of A Deadman Wake Up Call Billboard Alternative Albums
Wake Up Call
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMG | 604/Roadrunner
25
Billie Eilish Dont Smile At Me Billboard Alternative Albums
Dont Smile At Me
Last
25  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
25
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Darkroom/Interscope
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