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Kings of Leon's Walls hits No. 1 on Billboard 200

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Jimmy Marble

Kings of Leon landed their first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week, after the release of their seventh album Walls.

The collection sold 77,000 equivalent album units, 68,000 of which were traditional album sales, in its first week out, Billboard reports.

Though Walls is their first No. 1, Kings of Leon have appeared on the Billboard 200 Top 10 three other times with 2013’s Mechanical Bull and 2010’s Come Around Sundown peaking at No. 2, and 2009’s Only By The Night hitting No. 4.

“We’re trying to change people’s perception of [us],” Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill told EW about the collection. “We have more depth on this album and more situations where we dipped our toe in before but never committed. Now we’re wanting to dive in. I know this is a pop-driven world and what we do isn’t necessarily at the top of the heap of music that people are listening to, but I feel like once people discover this album, it’s going to change them. “

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