Ryan Lewis and Macklemore
3.7.2016

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ ‘Unruly Mess’ Debuts at No. 4

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are making an Unruly Mess on the charts. The Seattle duo’s latest album, This Unruly Mess I’ve Made, debuts in the top 5 on the Billboard 200 this week.

The follow-up to 2012’s The Heist, which features Ed Sheeran, Chance the Rapper, and YG, enters at No. 4 on the chart with 61,000 equivalent album units (51,000 in pure sales), according to Billboard.

The numbers are a bit of a dip from The Heist, which opened at No. 2 with 78,000 units. Due to its four smash singles including “Thrift Shop,” the album went on to sell 1.5 million copies.

Unruly falls behind The 1975’s I Like it When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It, the week’s No. 1 release, which moved 108,000 copies. Adele’s 25 falls 1-2 in its 15th week with 74,000 units, Rihanna slides 2-3 with 71,000, and Justin Bieber’s Purpose rounds out the top 5 with 56,000.

Billboard 200 Top 10

1. The 1975 – I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It – 108,000
2. Adele – 25 – 74,000
3. Rihanna – ANTI – 71,000 
4. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – This Unruly Mess I’ve Made – 61,000
5. Justin Bieber – Purpose – 56,000
6. Kelly Clarkson – Piece by Piece – 44,000
7. Chris Stapleton – Traveller – 43,000
8. Twenty One Pilots – Blurryface – 36,000
9. Anthrax – For All Kings – 34,000
10. Joey + Rory – Hymns – 33,000