31 Jan '18, 2am

Fall Out Boy album hits No. 1

NEW YORK • Rock is not dead - at least not this week, as Fall Out Boy's new album opens at No. 1 on the Billboard chart. Last year, rap surpassed rock as the dominant genre in the American music scene. Mania, the band's seventh studio album, became its fourth record to top the chart and its third in a row, with the equivalent of 130,000 sales in the United States, according to Nielsen. Of those, 117,000 were made as copies of the full album - a high proportion, as streaming increasingly takes over. According to Billboard, 13,000 of its sales were on vinyl, the best week on that format since the National's Sleep Well Beast opened with 14,000 in September. The chart-topping feat vindicated Fall Out Boy's decision to abandon an earlier, near-completed version of the album and postpone its July 2017 release. As singer Patrick Stump (above) told Rolling Stone in November, the m...

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