Lana Del Rey lands her seventh No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Alternative Albums chart, and sixth in a row, while Fall Out Boy claims its fifth Top Rock Albums ruler, both on the April 8-dated tallies.
Del Rey’s Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd crowns both the Top Rock & Alternative Albums and Top Alternative Albums surveys with 115,000 equivalent album units earned in its first week (March 24-30), according to Luminate. Of that sum, 87,000 units are via album sales and 28,000 from streaming units.
Tunnel is Del Rey’s second No. 1 on Top Rock & Alternative Albums and first since it shifted to a model inclusionary of alternative-leaning albums not necessarily within the rock genre, following Born to Die in 2012.
As for Top Alternative Albums, her domination dates back to Die, followed by six straight leaders beginning with 2015’s Honeymoon. Del Rey extends her lead for the most Top Alternative Albums No. 1s in the chart’s 16-year history, with the next-closest acts all boasting five rulers apiece.
Most No. 1s, Top Alternative Albums:
7, Lana Del Rey
5, Foo Fighters
5, Imagine Dragons
5, Jack White
5, Pearl Jam
Concurrently, Tunnel tops Vinyl Albums (58,000 vinyl copies sold). On the all-genre Billboard 200, it opens at No. 3, marking Del Rey’s ninth top 10.
The latest Hot Rock & Alternative Songs tally features 14 Del Rey songs from the album. Leading the way is “A&W,” which jumps 43-18 in its seventh week on the survey with 3.3 million official U.S. streams. The Jon Batiste-featuring “Candy Necklace” follows at No. 22 (3.1 million streams).
Meanwhile, Fall Out Boy’s So Much (for) Stardust bows at No. 1 on Top Rock Albums on the strength of 64,000 units, 49,000 of which are from album sales.
Each of Fall Out Boy’s last four studio albums has led Top Rock Albums, dating to 2007’s Infinity on High. The band last reigned with 2018’s M A N I A prior to Stardust.
Stardust also starts at No. 2 on both Top Rock & Alternative Albums and Top Alternative Albums. On the Billboard 200, it begins at No. 6, becoming the band’s seventh top 10.
Three songs from Stardust place on Hot Rock & Alternative Songs, paced by lead single “Love From the Other Side,” which jumps 29-15. It earned 7.1 million radio audience impressions, 2.4 million streams and 1,000 downloads March 24-30.
“Side” became Fall Out Boy’s first-ever Alternative Airplay No. 1 in March and also boasts new highs of No. 24 on Mainstream Rock Airplay and No. 40 on Pop Airplay.