AceShowbiz - It may have been a long time since Vampire Weekend released an album, but that doesn't make fans love them any less as they have collected their third No. 1 album on Billboard 200. Their fourth studio album, "Father of the Bride", debuts atop the weekly chart after racking up 138,000 equivalent album units in the week ending May 9, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 119,000 were in traditional album sales.
In addition to arriving atop the chart, "Father of the Bride" breaks several record. It secures the largest week for a rock album in 2019 in both units and album sales since Mumford & Sons' "Delta" bowed at No. 1 with 230,000 units, including 214,000 in album sales, in December 2018. "Father of the Bride" also marks the biggest streaming debut week for a rock album in 2019 with 20.29 million on-demand audio streams.
A pair of former No. 1 albums follow "Father of the Bride". Billie Eilish's "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" climbs back to No. 2 with 70,000 units, as Khalid's "Free Spirit" also ascends to No. 3 with 49,000 units. PnB Rock earns his first top ten effort as "TrapStar Turnt Popstar" launches at No. 4 with 42,000 units, largely thanks to streaming activity.
Trailing behind the 27-year-old's latest effort is Ariana Grande's "Thank U, Next" which moves up one spot to No. 5 with 41,000 units. Last week's chart-topper, Pink's "Hurts 2B Human", jumps down to No. 6 with 36,000 units in its second week. Also not doing so well in its second week is ScHoolboy Q's "CrasH Talk" which falls to No. 7 with 33,000 units.
BTS' (Bangtan Boys) "Map of the Soul: Persona" dips to No. 8 with 30,000 units as Post Malone's "Beerbongs & Bentleys" returns to the top ten at No. 9 with a little more than 28,000 units. Juice WRLD's "Death Race for Love" rounds out this week's top ten with 28,000 units.