The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die Chart On Billboard 200

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Topshelf Records, despite its position as one of our favorite indie record labels, has never before charted on the Billboard 200; yesterday, the label e-mailed members of emo post-rockers The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die saying some good news. The band posted the following e-mail from Topshelf’s Seth Decoteau on their personal Instagram accounts:

GREAT NEWS. We’ve charted on a few place for first week sales:

#8 internet
#66 rock
#3 heatseekers/new artists
#3 vinyl
#196 billboard top 200

This is our first ever release in the Billboard top 200.

Congrats!

While the rest of the Billboard charts are still unknown for this week (and some of this information leaves us curious – who was higher on Heatseekers?), it is good to see an album we loved so much debut so strongly. Perhaps this is a sign of Topshelf’s future potential. When the rest of the charts are out, we’ll let you know any other surprises.

Dan Bogosian

I finished school with a music theory degree. Before I finished school, I was a janitor. You really should apologize to all the janitors you've ever had. You hurt them. Seriously. You did.

But, now that we've cleared that up and you called your high school janitor, know that I quit being a janitor to pursue writing about music. So here I am, and here you are, and hey how are you?
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