Panic! at the Disco Tops U.S. Album Chart; Two David Bowie Albums Remain in Top 10

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Panic! at the Disco’s “Death of a Bachelor” has debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. album sales chart for the week ending Jan. 21, according to data from Nielsen Music.

The pop-rocker’s fifth studio album, “Bachelor” moved 190,000 units in its premiere week, ousting the previous week’s top-seller, “Blackstar” by David Bowie. “Blackstar” slid to No. 4 in its second week on the chart, down 50% with 90,000 units moved. “Best of David Bowie” also charted high, hanging on for No. 7 with 43,000 units moved. Both Bowie albums saw sales surges following the iconic performer’s death earlier this month.

Recent chart stalwarts Adele and Justin Bieber remained at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, with Adele’s “21” moving 147,000 units in its ninth week and Bieber’s “Purpose” moving 91,000 units in its tenth week.

“Kidz Bop 31” was the second new album to make the top 10 for the week, entering the chart at No. 6 with 45,000 units moved. The 31st edition of the kid-friendly compilation includes renditions of Adele’s “Hello,” One Direction’s “Drag Me Down,” Drake’s “Hotline Bling” and Bieber’s “What Do You Mean?”

Twenty One Pilots’ “Blurryface” came in at No. 5, up 5% with 45,000 units moved. Incessant airplay of “Stressed Out” and “Tear in My Heart” have catapulted the alt-hip-hop album up the chart; it dropped 35 weeks ago.

Chris Stapleton’s “Traveller” slipped one place to No. 8, up 25% with 41,000 units. The Weeknd dipped from No. 6 to No. 9, down 13% with 34,000 units of “Beauty Behind the Madness.” Bryson Tiller’s “Trapsoul” declined 5% with 31,000 units, good for tenth place.