The Killers Nab Second Top Rock Albums No. 1 in Under a Year With ‘Pressure Machine’

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The Killers notch their second No. 1 in less than a year on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart with Pressure Machine, which debuts atop the survey dated Aug. 28.

The set follows Imploding the Mirage, which opened atop the Sept. 5, 2020, tally.

The band is the second act with multiple leaders in that stretch, joining Paul McCartney, whose McCartney III topped the Jan. 2 chart and McCartney III Reimagined led the Aug. 7 list.

Released Aug. 13, Pressure Machine earned 26,000 equivalent album units in its first week, ending Aug. 19, according to MRC Data.

The Killers add their fourth No. 1 on Top Rock Albums (which began in 2006), as prior to Pressure Machine and Imploding the Mirage, Wonderful Wonderful launched on top in October 2017 and Battle Born began in the lead in October 2012.

Concurrently, the rootsy Pressure Machine debuts as the band’s first No. 1 on Americana/Folk Albums and starts at No. 2 on Alternative Albums. On the all-format Billboard 200, the set starts at No. 9, marking The Killers’ seventh top 10. Each of their studio albums has hit the chart’s top 10, dating to their debut album Hot Fuss, which peaked at No. 7 in May 2005.

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