January 24, 2016


Panic! at the Disco Scores First No. 1 Album with 'Death of a Bachelor'

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Larry Marano/Getty Images

As expectedPanic! at the Disco has earned its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as fifth full-length Death of a Bachelor debuts in the top spot this week.

Death of a Bachelor earned 190,000 album equivalent units in its first week, with 169,000 in pure sales, per Nielsen Music. Impressively, that number is Panic!'s best sales week ever, passing the No. 2 debut of Pretty. Odd. in 2008 with 139,000 copies sold. The new album's predecessor, 2013's Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die!, started with 84,000 copies sold.

"It's really a testament to how far I can take this thing and how far the fans can take it," Panic! mastermind Brendon Urie told Fuse of a potential No. 1 album last week. "But oh my goodness, that's really crazy. At the same time, it's like, I never really focused my time on that. If it happens, great, if not, cool, 'cause then I'm just going to work harder."

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