Panic! At The Disco are always a big deal for those of us with something going on inside our sparkly, vegas flavoured noggins, but this week they’re absolutely bloody massive.
Not content with a No. 4 slot in the UK album charts, Brendon Urie has successfully landed new album ‘Death of a Bachelor’ to the top slot on the Billboard 200 track, with the band/solo project/whatever you want to call them now-a-days’ best week of sales in the US ever. Ever ever.
Shifting “190,000 equivalent album units” – which is made up of 169,000 actual album sales, then a load of streams and stuff, it blows away previous best ‘Pretty.Odd.’ that peaked at No. 2 and sold 139,000 copies in the week ending March 30th 2008.
Panic’s fifth album, ‘Death of a Bachelor’ is also the highest charting, and in its first week has shifted more than double what last effort ‘Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die!’ managed. It knocks Adele – bloody Adele no less – into second by a massive 43,000 units, and has delivered more than twice what Justin Bieber managed in third.
These are the big leagues, guys. Welcome to the era of Urie.
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