The Killers' Comeback Album 'Wonderful Wonderful' Earns the Band First Billboard 200 Victory

The rock band scores their first No. 1 album with their fifth studio effort, 'Wonderful Wonderful', more than 13 years after they debuted on the albums chart.

AceShowbiz - %cThe Killers% has finally earned their first victory on Billboard 200, more than 15 years since their debut. The rock band's comeback album "Wonderful Wonderful" debuted strong on the chart, placing first with 118,000 equivalent album units, including 111,000 in traditional album sales, earned in the week ending September 28, according to Nielsen Music.

"Wonderful Wonderful" strong debut benefits from a concert ticket/album bundle sale redemption promotion in association with their 2018 North American tour, which will kick off in Toronto on January 5. It marks the first No. 1 album for the band since they debuted on the albums chart more than 13 years ago.

The band's previous highest-topping album was their second effort, "Sam's Town", which peaked at No. 2 in 2006. Their previous album, "Battle Born", launched at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 in 2012.

"Wonderful Wonderful" is the sixth rock album to top the chart in 2017, following %cFoo Fighters%' "Concrete and Gold", %cLCD Soundsystem%'s "American Dream", %cBrand New%'s "Science Fiction", %cArcade Fire%'s "Everything Now" and %cLinkin Park%'s "One More Light".

At No. 2 this week is %cMacklemore%'s second solo album "Gemini", which bowed with 51,000 units (27,000 in traditional album sales) in its first week. Macklemore's first solo album, 2005's "The Language of My World", did not chart. He, however, has earned success with his album as a duo with %cRyan Lewis%, with "The Heist" placing second in 2012 and "This Unruly Mess I've Made" placing fourth in 2016.

%cLil Uzi Vert%'s "Luv Is Rage 2" slipped from No. 2 to No. 3 with additional 45,000 units (down 9 percent). %cKevin Gates%' "By Any Means 2" leaped from No. 100 to No. 4 in its second week with 40,000 units sold (up 467 percent), marking his second top 10 effort.

%cJhene Aiko%'s "Trip" debuted at No. 5 with 37,000 units (10,000 in traditional album sales). %cPost Malone%'s "Stoney" rose from No. 10 to No. 6 with another 37,000 units (up 41 percent), and %cImagine Dragons%' "Evolve" moved up one place to No. 7 with 36,000 units (up 29 percent).

%cKendrick Lamar%'s "DAMN." dipped from No. 4 to No. 8 with 34,000 units, and %cKhalid%'s "American Teen" dropped three spots to No. 9 with 32,000 units, though both albums saw slight rises in sales numbers from the previous week. Rounding out the top 10 is %cEd Sheeran%'s "Divide (division sign)", which rose one spot with 30,000 units (up 18 percent).

  1. "Wonderful Wonderful" - %cThe Killers% (111,000)
  2. "Gemini" - %cMacklemore% (51,000)
  3. "Luv Is Rage 2" - %cLil Uzi Vert% (45,000)
  4. "By Any Means 2" - %cKevin Gates% (40,000)
  5. "Trip" - %cJhene Aiko% (37,000)
  6. "Stoney" - %cPost Malone% (37,000)
  7. "Evolve " - %cImagine Dragons% (36,000)
  8. "DAMN." - %cKendrick Lamar% (34,000)
  9. "American Teen" - %cKhalid% (32,000)
  10. "Divide (division sign)" - %cEd Sheeran% (30,000)

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