Thirty Seconds to Mars Earn Highest Charting Album Ever On Billboard 200

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It’s the second top 10 effort for the act, surpassing its previous high, logged when Love Lust Faith + Dreams debuted and peaked at No. 6 in 2013.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new April 21-dated chart will be posted in full on Billboard‘s websites on Tuesday, April 17.

Of America’s starting unit total, 54,000 were in traditional album sales — the group’s second-largest sales week ever. Its only bigger week was earned by the 69,000 start of This Is War in 2009. (America’s sales bow was enhanced by sales generated from a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer with the band’s upcoming tour, which starts on June 6.)