As expected, new albums from Panic! at the Disco , Korn and Mayday Parade have all secured top-10 spots on the Billboard 200 album chart this week.
Panic! at the Disco’s fourth studio album, Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die! , scored the #2 spot on the tally, with 84,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die! ’s first-week sales have bested the debut of Panic's previous release, 2011’s Vices & Virtues , which debuted at #7 on the chart and sold 56,000 copies its first week out.
Korn’s The Paradigm Shift snagged the #8 spot on Billboard 200, with 46,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Paradigm Shift is the band’s 12th studio album to get a top-10 spot on the list, and is the first release to feature co-founding guitarist Brian "Head" Welch since 2003’s Take a Look in the Mirror .
Mayday Parade claimed their first-ever top-10 debut on the chart with their fourth studio album, Monsters in the Closet , which took the #10 spot, selling 30,000 copies. The group’s previous release, 2011’s Mayday Parade , debuted and peaked at #12 on the tally, with 27,000 copies sold its first week out.
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