Machine Gun Kelly Earns First No. 1 Album With ‘Tickets To My Downfall,’ Becoming First Cleveland Artist To Have No. 1 Album in 15 Years

Machine Gun Kelly earned his first No. 1 album on Billboard 200 with his latest pop-punk album, Tickets To My Downfall.

Tickets To My Downfall released on Sept. 25 via EST19XX/Bad Boy/Interscope Records, earned 126,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. during the week ending Oct. 1, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

Tickets to My Downfall also marks the first rock album at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in over a year. The last time a rock album was to do so was Tool’s Fear Inoculum, which hit No. 1 on Sept. 14 and spent one week at the top of the chart.

The Travis Barker-produced record also debuted atop the Top Rock Albums chart at No. 1.

Notably, The rapper has become first Cleveland artist to have No. 1 album in 15 years, since Nine Inch Nails’ album, With Teeth, in 2005. The album marks his fifth Top 10 effort overall.

The album brought a pair of top 10 hits on the Hot Rock & Alternative Songs chart with “Bloody Valentine” (No. 3) and “My Ex’s Best Friend” (No. 6) ahead of the album’s release.

According to Billboard, Of Tickets To My Downfall’s 126,000 units earned in the tracking week ending Oct. 1, album sales comprise 63,000, SEA units total 60,000 (equaling 81.1 million on-demand streams of the album’s songs) and TEA units comprise 3,000. Tickets logs Machine Gun Kelly’s largest week, in terms of equivalent album units earned, since the Billboard 200 began ranking albums by units in December 2014. Tickets also yields the biggest sales week ever for the artist, surpassing the 51,000 posted in the debut week of Lace Up in 2012.

Machine Gun Kelly previously reached the Billboard 200’s top 10 with Hotel Diablo (No. 5), Bloom (No. 8), General Admission (No. 4) and Lace Up (No. 4).

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