Machine Gun Kelly Earns First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With ‘Tickets to My Downfall’
Written by laserteam on October 5, 2020
(Billboard)- Machine Gun Kelly took time out of his Sunday evening (Oct. 4) to celebrate a milestone he’s been looking forward to for half his life. “Waited my entire career to repost this,” MGK, 30, wrote in a retweet of the official Billboard announcement that his Tickets to My Downfall album had earned him hisfirst No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart.
The rapper’s album, released on Sept. 25 via EST19XX/Bad Boy/Interscope, earned 126,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending Oct. 1, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. MGK has described the new album as “pop-punk,” and it was largely produced and written with Travis Barker of rock band Blink-182. Tickets is the first rock album at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in over a year. The last rock set to top the tally was Tool’s Fear Inoculum, which bowed at No. 1 on the Sept. 14, 2019-dated list and spent one week in the lead.