True to his word, Machine Gun Kelly did not “lose to the Encanto soundtrack.”
The “Bloody Valentine” rocker’s new album, Mainstream Sellout, has debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, following in the footsteps of his first chart-topper, 2020’s Tickets to My Downfall.
“Against all odds…we went #1 again,” Kelly tweeted in celebration of the news. “You have my heart forever. Thank you.”
Mainstream Sellout moved a total of 93,000 equivalent album units in its first week, 42,000 of which were traditional album sales. It’s the first rock record to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 since AC/DC‘s Power Up accomplished the feat in November 2020.
Leading up to Mainstream Sellout‘s release, Kelly had been vocal about wanting another number-one record after notching his first with Tickets. In an interview with Billboard, he said, “One thing about Machine Gun Kelly: He doesn’t lose to the Encanto soundtrack.”
For what its worth, the Encanto soundtrack sits at number three on this week’s Billboard 200. The album previously led the chart for nine non-consecutive weeks, the most by far for any record in 2022.
MGK will launch a U.S. tour in support of Mainstream Sellout in June. The arena outing will also feature artists including Avril Lavigne, Travis Barker and WILLOW on the bill for select dates.
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