The Billboard 200 charts takes the most popular albums of the week and ranks them based on multi-metric consumption. This includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Billboard's latest chart, which is set to drop this Tuesday, Jan. 30 will have FOB's latest album sitting in the No. 1 spot.
The album earned 130,000 equivalent album units in its first week (Jan. 19-Jan. 25), with 117,000 of the units being traditional album sales. The remaining units are comprised from 2,000 TEA units and 11,000 SEA units.
M A N I A marks the band's fourth chart-topping album and their third consecutive studio effort to reach No. 1. Previous albums to top the charts include American Beauty/American Psycho (2015), Save Rock And Roll (2013) and Infinity On High (2007).
The band exceeded some industry expectations, which believed The Greatest Showman soundtrack would earn the top spot after spending two weeks at No. 1. Instead, the movie soundtrack sits at No. 2 for a second week with 109,000 units.
The top Billboard 200 spot isn't the only bragging right FOB have earned this week. Their vinyl LP sales have also performaed exceptionally well, selling 13,000 copies in its first week and making it the biggest week for vinyl album sales since the National's Sleep Well Beast on the Sept. 30, 2017 chart.
FOB have also scored five tracks on the Hot Rock Songs chart, including “Young And Menace,” “Champion” and “The Last Of The Real Ones” which all made it into the Top 10.
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