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The Killers grab top-10 ‘Billboard’ 200 debut with ‘Pressure Machine’

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The Killers‘ new album, Pressure Machine, has debuted in the top 10 on the Billboard 200.

The seventh studio effort from Brandon Flowers and company enters the chart at number nine with 26,000 equivalent album units, 22,000 of which were traditional album sales.

With Pressure Machine, each of The Killers’ seven albums has landed on the Billboard 200 top 10, with 2017’s Wonderful Wonderful being their only number-one. As impressive as that might be, it doesn’t hold a candle to The Killers’ chart performance in the U.K., where they’ve hit number one on the Official Albums Chart with every studio record.

The Killers were poised to play songs from Pressure Machine during this past weekend’s We Love NYC concert in Central Park before the event was scrapped due to inclement weather caused by Hurricane Henri. However, viewers of the CNN broadcast caught a backstage rendition of “Mr. Brightside” with guest backing vocals by CBS This Morning anchor Gayle King, who filmed the performance.

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