Vampire Weekend scores third-straight #1 album with ‘Father of the Bride’

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Vampire Weekend‘s new album, Father of the Bride, has debuted atop the Billboard 200 — their third-straight chart-topping album release.

It’s a decent debut, too.  The project earned 138,000 album units for the week ending May 9, according to Nielsen Music figures reported by Billboard, of which 119,000 were physical sales.  Both of those album numbers are the biggest of any rock act this year.  The last rock act to post bigger numbers was Mumford & SonsDelta, which debuted in the top spot early last December with 230,000 total units.

Vampire Weekend previously topped the Billboard 200 with 2013’s Modern Vampires of the City and 2010’s Contra.

The band will launch a North American headlining tour in support of Father of the Bride June 5 in Toronto.

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