AceShowbiz - Fall Out Boy scores their fourth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 as their latest album "M A N I A" debuts atop the chart. The effort, which was released on January 19 via Island Records, sold 130,000 equivalent album units in the week ending January 25. Of that sum, 117,000 were in traditional album sales.
"M A N I A" marks the band's fourth chart-topping album and their third consecutive studio effort to top the chart following their record "American Beauty/American Psycho", which was released in 2015. The band exceeded some industry forecasters' expectations, who believed that "The Greatest Showman" soundtrack would earn the top spot after spending two weeks at No. 1. Instead, the soundtrack to the musical drama sits at No. 2 with 109,000 units.
Furthermore, the effort marks the biggest sales week for vinyl album sales since The National's "Sleep Well Beast", which made its way out to stores on September 30 last year. "M A N I A" sold 13,000 copies in its first week, while "Sleep Well Beast" racked up 14,000 copies in its first week.
Back to the Billboard 200 chart, Ed Sheeran's "Divide (division sign)" stays steady at No. 3 with 47,000 units. On the other hand, Camila Cabello's debut album "Camila" falls from the top spot to No. 4 in its second week with 43,000 units. Post Malone's "Stoney" rounds out the top five with 34,000 units.
At No. 6, Kendrick Lamar's "DAMN." ascends one spot with just over 29,000 units, while G-Eazy's "The Beautiful & Damned" dips to No. 7 with 29,000 units. Lil Uzi Vert's "Luv Is Rage 2", on the other hand, rises one spot to No. 8 with 27,000 units.