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Pet Shop Boys Earn Highest Charting Album in Nearly 20 Years

The band's "Electric" lands at No. 26 on the Billboard 200, their best bow since 1993's "Very."

Pet Shop Boys have made an “Electric” return to the Billboard 200 chart.

The veteran pop/dance duo scores its highest charting album in nearly 20 years this week, as its new “Electric” debuts at No. 26 on the Billboard 200. They last went nigher with 1993’s “Very,” which debuted and peaked at No. 20 on the Oct. 23, 1993 chart. Only three PSB albums have gone higher than “Electric” — “Very,” 1987’s “Actually” (No. 25) and 1986’s “Please” (No. 7).

In other good news, “Electric’s” debut sales week — 11,000 — surpasses the first-week bow of its last release, 2012’s “Elysium” (7,000).

“Electric” is the act’s first independently-released album, and was issued through its own x2 label, via Kobalt Label Services. In the United States, Pet Shop Boys had previously released albums through an array of different labels: EMI, Atlantic, Parlophone/London-Sire, Sanctuary, Rhino and Astralwerks.

The new album was produced by Stuart Price and has also spun off the hit single “Vocal.” The track rises 31-25 on the Dance/Club Play Songs chart this week, and is Pet Shop Boys’ 37th Dance hit.

Here’s a look at all of Pet Shop Boys’ charting albums on the Billboard 200 chart, and where they peaked:

Release Year, Title, Peak Position

1986, Please, No. 7
1986, Disco, No. 95
1987, Actually, No. 25
1988, Introspective, No. 34
1990, Behavior, No. 45
1991, Discography – Complete Singles Collection, No. 111
1993, Very, No. 20
1994, Disco 2, No. 75
1995, Alternative, No. 103
1996, Bilingual, No. 39
1999, Nightlife, No. 84
2002, Release, No. 73
2003, Disco 3, No. 188
2006, Fundamental, No. 150
2009, Yes, No. 32
2012, Elysium, No. 44
2013, Electric, No. 26