Machine Gun Kelly, the onetime rapper who has remade himself into the jester prince of a new wave of pop-punk, opens at No. 1 on the Billboard chart with his latest album, “Mainstream Sellout.”
Produced with Travis Barker of Blink-182, and featuring guest appearances by Lil Wayne, Willow and the British band Bring Me the Horizon — plus an audio snippet from Pete Davidson, who has played Machine Gun Kelly on “Saturday Night Live” — the album had the equivalent of 93,000 sales in the United States. That included 69 million streams and 42,000 copies sold as a complete package, according to Luminate, the tracking service formerly known as MRC Data.
It is Machine Gun Kelly’s second No. 1 album, following “Tickets to My Downfall” nearly two years ago, and is the first rock album to top the Billboard 200 chart since AC/DC’s “Power Up” in November 2020.
Lil Durk’s “7220” is No. 2, the “Encanto” soundtrack is No. 3, Morgan Wallen’s “Dangerous” is No. 4 and Olivia Rodrigo’s “Sour” is in fifth place. Any sales bumps from Sunday night’s Grammy Awards — where top prizes were won by Rodrigo, Jon Batiste and Silk Sonic — would be reflected on next week’s chart.
Also this week, “Legendaddy” by Daddy Yankee, the first studio album by the reggaeton star in 10 years, which he has advertised as his final release, opens at No. 8, a chart high for him.