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AJR Earn First No. 1 on Alternative Albums Chart With ‘OK Orchestra’

The set also arrives as AJR's second leader on Top Rock Albums.

AJR achieve their second No. 1 on Billboard‘s Top Rock Albums chart, and its first leader on Alternative Albums, as OK Orchestra debuts atop both lists dated April 10.

The set starts with 32,000 equivalent album units earned (13,000 in album sales) in the March 25-April 1 tracking period, according to MRC Data.

AJR last ruled Top Rock Albums with Neotheater, which opened atop the tally dated May 11, 2019. It also arrived at No. 2 on Alternative Albums, the trio’s best rank before OK Orchestra.


Concurrently, OK Orchestra marks AJR’s second top 10 on the all-genre Billboard 200, debuting at No. 10; Neotheater began and peaked at No. 8.

Five songs from the new release dot the Hot Rock & Alternative Songs chart, led by current single “Way Less Sad,” which breaks into the top 10 for the first time (11-10). “3 O’Clock Things” debuts at No. 28, “Bummerland” re-enters at No. 38, after reaching No. 32, and “World’s Smallest Violin” and “OK Overture” enter at Nos. 43 and 44, respectively. The album’s lead single, “Bang!,” peaked at No. 2 in November.

“Bang!” previously became AJR’s first Billboard Hot 100 top 10, rising to No. 8 in January. It also crowned Adult Pop Airplay and hit Nos. 2 and 6 on Alternative Airplay and Pop Airplay, respectively. “Bummerland” reached No. 23 Alternative Airplay in January, while “Way Less Sad” reaches new respective highs of Nos. 10, 19 and 30 on the latest Alternative Airplay, Adult Pop Airplay and Pop Airplay surveys.