Interscope RecordsThirty Seconds to Mars debuted at a career-high number two on the Billboard 200 with their new album, AMERICA. The fifth studio effort from Jared Leto and company moved a total of 62,000 equivalent album units, 54,000 of which were pure album sales.
Prior to AMERICA, the highest-charting Thirty Seconds to Mars album was 2013’s Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams, which debuted at number six.
Last month, Leto said that if AMERICA debuted at number one, he’d shave off his beard. While the band lost the number-one spot to “Bodak Yellow” sensation Cardi B‘s debut album, perhaps a career-high debut is a good enough reason to lose the facial hair.
Thirty Seconds to Mars will launch their Monolith North American tour in support of AMERICA June 6 in Toronto.
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