The Killers Earn First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With 'Wonderful Wonderful'
publish date: 2017-10-01
More than 13 years after The Killers debuted on the 200 albums chart, the rock band scores their first No. 1 with its fifth studio effort, Wonderful Wonderful. The set -- which was released Sept. 22 through Island Records -- debuts atop the chart with 118,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Sept. 28, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 111,000 were in traditional album sales.
The 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new Oct. 14-dated chart (where Wonderful Wonderful debuts at No. 1) will be posted in full on 's websites on Tuesday (Oct. 3).
The Killers’ previous studio album, Battle Born, launched at No. 3 on the 200 with 113,000 copies sold in 2012 (before the chart transitioned from a pure sales ranking to a consumption based chart in late 2014).