Panic! At The Disco's Urie eyes acting after 'crazy' no.1 album

Tue Feb 2, 2016 12:37pm EST
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By Rollo Ross

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Brendon Urie may the last remaining member of Panic! At The Disco but he is the first to achieve the top spot on the Billboard 200 album charts for the group.

"Death of a Bachelor" debuted at number one last month, pushing down David Bowie's "Blackstar". On Monday, Adele's "25" was back in the top spot.

"I would have never thought this would happen," Urie told Reuters in an interview. "It's incredible, and to be in the same line as so many amazing artists, it's flattering, it's very crazy."

"Death of a Bachelor" is the act's fifth studio album since it formed in 2004. In that time it has gone from four members to just Urie.

Several music videos from the album have been released, showing him as a boxer, a crooner reminiscent of Frank Sinatra and a demonic figure.

"I like to be flamboyant, play characters, wear make-up, play dress up. I was doing that since I was a kid," Urie said.

"It just felt very natural but there's something about it that just adds to the element of what I want to cultivate with this band."

Urie, 28, says he would like to expand his musical theatrics.   Continued...

Brendon Urie, lead singer of the band Panic! at the Disco, performs at the Miss Universe 2013 pageant at the Crocus City Hall in Moscow November 9, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov