The world is evidently super hyped at the whole My Chemical Romance reunion - not only did they sell out their comeback show immediately, they've also stormed various charts for the week of November 09.
Additionally, My Chem's back catalogue has jumped 10% in streams, and 12% in album units according to Billboard. That translates to over 11.3 million streams of My Chemical Romance songs since the announcement of their reunion. So we're all feeling a bit emo then, huh?
Notably, 10 My Chem tracks have placed in the Billboard Lyric Find Chart, which measures the number of searches for the lyrics of songs, with 'Welcome To The Black Parade' debuting at number five in the chart after seeing a 376% increase in searches for the lyric since last week. 'Helena' followed in at number 10 on the chart, seeing a 257% increase in searches.
My Chemical Romance also debuted at number 41 in the Billboard Social Chart, which measures social media engagement with bands and artists globally - following their reunion announcement, they had over 25,000 hits to their Wikipedia page which is a 132% increase from their standard daily average, plus their official Twitter account gained 59,000 new followers, and the Twitter handle was mentioned over 40,000 times. This marks the first time that MCR have appeared in the Billboard Social Chart since 2016, in the lead up to the 10th anniversary of the release of their classic album 'The Black Parade'.
While all this chart success is impressive, it's anticipated that MCR will climb in the charts next chart week, as their comeback was announced only one day before the close of the current chart week. We've had a whole week of hyping and reminiscing since then.
My Chemical Romance announced their reunion and a comeback show last Thursday, October 31, with their comeback show taking place December 20 in Los Angeles. They've since announced a handful of additional international appearances.