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Panic! At The Disco is set to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart this week, snagging the band their second No. 1 album and logging the biggest week for an alternative rock album in 2018 with their album Pray For The Wicked.

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Pray For The Wicked, which was released on June 22, has earned 180,000 equivalent album units in the week ending on June 28, and of that sum, 151,000 units were traditional album sales.

The total units and traditional album sales combined mark the biggest week for an alternative rock album since U2’s Songs of Experience debuted at No. 1 in December of 2017 with a total of 186,000 units (180,000 in album sales).

The album’s vinyl numbers are quite impressive as well, raking in an amazing 26,000 copies sold and making it the fifth-largest for a vinyl in Nielsen Music history.

Pray For The Wicked‘s single “Say Amen (Saturday Night)” became Panic‘s first No. 1 on the Alternative Songs airplay chart, topping the list dated June 30.

Listen to P!ATD’s “Say Amen (Saturday Night)”

The July 7-dated Billboard chart, where Panic’s Pray For The Wicked will debut at No. 1, will be posted on Billboard’s website this week.