SoundScanner: Fall Out Boy Debut At #1, Accomplish Their Mission Of Saving Rock And Roll

Have no fear, because Fall Out Boy is here! The reunited rock group debuts at No. 1 on this week’s chart, while P!nk still leads the singles chart, undeterred by the arrival of Daft Punk. Here’s a look at this week’s Nielsen SoundScan sales figures:

FALL OUT BOY RETURNS TO NO. 1: Consider rock and roll saved. Fall Out Boy’s new album Save Rock and Roll debuts at No. 1 this week, on sales of 154,000 units. That gives the Chicago lads their second career No. 1 album, following the No. 1 debut of 2007’s Infinity on High, which sold 260,000 copies its first week out. Fall Out Boy’s new album outpaced Kid Cudi’s latest, Indicud, which debuts at No. 2 with 136,000 sales. That’s one spot ahead of Cudi’s last studio effort, 2010’s Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager, though that set started out with 169,000 first-week sales. Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience (No. 3, 76,000) and Blake Shelton’s Based on a True Story (No. 4, 42,000) follow, while Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ latest, Mosquito, debuts at a career high No. 5 on 38,000 sales.

YOU OUGHTA KNOW ARTISTS MAKE NICE SPLASHES: English singer-songwriter and VH1 You Oughta Know artist Olly Murs lands at No. 19 this week with Right Place Right Time, his third studio set and first to be released in the U.S. The album sold 19,000 copies its first week out. Meanwhile, buzzed-about UK singer and current VH1 YOK selection Jessie Ware arrives on this week’s chart at No. 77 with her debut set Devotion, which sold 6,000 copies. Other notable debuts on this week’s chart: The Flaming LipsThe Terror (No. 21, 19,000); Iron & Wine’s Ghost on Ghost (No. 26, 16,000); Ghostface Killah’s Twelve Reasons to Die (No. 27, 15,000); Ghost B.C.’s “Infestissumam” (No. 28, 14,000); Major Lazer’s Free the Universe (No. 34, 12,000).

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