The Chainsmokers have been making an impact on the Billboard charts for a couple of years now, including a historic run on the Hot 100 with their single “Closer” featuring Halsey. But after putting out two five-track EPs — “Bouquet” in 2015, “Collage” in 2016 — they have finally released their first full-length studio album, “Memories…Do Not Open,” which dropped on April 7 and has now debuted at number-one on the Billboard 200 albums chart dated April 29.
“Memories” topped the chart with 221,000 equivalent album units. That includes online streams of the album and individual track sales in addition to 166,000 traditional album sales. Billboard reports that this is the first album in more than three years to hit number-one on both the Billboard 200 and the Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart. The last was Lady Gaga‘s “Artpop” in November 2013.
The Chainsmokers take the number-one spot after a three-week run by Drake‘s mixtape “More Life,” which now drops to number two, followed by Ed Sheeran‘s “÷” at number-three, and another debut at number-four: “PTX Vol. IV: Classics” by the Grammy winning a cappella group Pentatonix; this is their seventh top-10 hit. Yet another debut comes in at number-five: “All-Amerikkkan Bada$$” by Joey Bada$$.
And Father John Misty enjoys the first top-10 album of his career. “Pure Comedy,” his third studio album under this pseudonym, slides right in at number-10. The album was a critical darling when it was released on April 7.