Nothing says Mainstream Sellout greater than a No. 1 debut.
Machine Gun Kelly’s newest studio album has earned the highest spot on Billboard’s albums chart, Billboard experiences. It earned 93,000 equal album items in its first week of availability. The No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 is acquainted territory for MGK, who earned his first chart-topping album again in 2020 along with his pop-punk detour in Tickets to My Downfall. And because it seems, the style continues to be serving to him do numbers.
MGK’s newest effort noticed 42,000 album gross sales because of deluxe editions and field units from the artist’s web site, 50,000 SEA items, and 1,000 TEA items. Mainstream Sellout nonetheless would’ve reached the highest spot even with out bodily gross sales, and it marks the primary No. 1 rock album on the Billboard 200 in over a yr, following AC/DC’s Energy Up in November of 2020.
“It blows my thoughts, even within the style that I’m in, when folks act like that is like some new factor,” MGK not too long ago advised the Howard Stern Present about haters. “[…] It blows my thoughts. You possibly can actually look again 10 years in the past at rock festivals, and my identify is correct there on the flyer. Like we’ve all the time been within the tradition. I’m tremendous confused the place this like, ‘Oh he’s new to the scene’ [claims]. Like, fuck you. We’ve been right here so lengthy, defying containers and genres and odds.”
Sitting under MGK on the chart have been former No. 1’s in Lil Durk’s 7220 (No. 2), the Encanto soundtrack (No. 3) and Morgan Wallen’s Harmful: The Double Album (No. 4).