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Machine Gun Kelly Lands Debut Billboard No. 1 With ‘Tickets To My Downfall’

Executive produced by Travis Barker, the album features collaborations with Halsey, Trippie Redd, Iann Dior and blackbear.

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Machine Gun Kelly has landed his first Billboard 200 No. 1 album with his latest release, Tickets To My Downfall, selling a career-best 126,000 equivalent album units and delivering the first rock album in 2020 to top the Billboard 200.

Executive produced by Travis Barker, Tickets To My Downfall bests Kelly’s 2012’s Lace Up and 2015’s General Admission, which both debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200. The album features collaborations with Halsey, Trippie Redd, Iann Dior and blackbear.

Lauded by Billboard for its “dazzlingly effective songs” and Vulture for its “punk rock excellence,” MGK’s fifth studio album has propelled him into a bonafide superstar in the rock world. After winning best alternative for “bloody valentine” last August at the 2020 VMA’s, in addition to his role in the latest Netflix film Project Power, starring Jamie Foxx, MGK’s ascension speaks to his tireless work ethic and sheer versatility.

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Along with Machine Gun Kelly’s Billboard 200 success, he continues his on-going run inside Billboard’s Hot Rock & Alternative chart with “my ex’s best friend” and “bloody valentine” positioned at No. 6 and No. 9, respectively.

To celebrate the arrival of Tickets To My Downfall, Machine Gun Kelly also released a line of merch and a new video for his single “drunk face” that was directed by himself and collaborator Mod Sun. The video chronicles album release day, from catching flights to celebrating the project over dinner with MGK’s team.

Earlier this week, fans were delighted to see MGK partner with NoCap to live stream a performance of his album Tickets to My Downfall in full on the legendary Roxy stage alongside Travis Barker. Next Thursday, October 8, fans can catch a full performance of his 2019 album Hotel Diablo from the stage of The Roxy.

Tickets To My Downfall is out now and can be bought here.

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