Six debuts mark this week's Billboard 200 results, with the best one being Paramore's self-titled new album which rakes in 106,000 units in record sales to give the rock group its first ever No. 1 LP on the album chart. The rock trio narrowly edges out the second best debut posted by country crooner Brad Paisley's "Wheelhouse", which sold a hundred thousand copies.
Paisley's runner-up achievement this week is already his fourth No. 2 album debut, setting the record first made by rock diva Sheryl Crow for being the artist having the most No. 2 albums but without a single No. 1. Crow has racked up a total of four consecutive No. 2 albums from the years 2002 to 2008.
These two big debuts put Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" on the third spot with 98,000 (down 30%), its first time to move down the top spot after three successive weeks at the helm of the album chart. Meanwhile, despite being down by 25% with 61,000 units, Blake Shelton kept steady on the fourth spot with his album "Based on a True Story...".
The third debut this week comes from country singer Eric Church, whose album "Caught in the Act " launches at No. 5 with an almost similar 61,000 total. Fellow country act The Band Perry's "Pioneer" slips from No. 2 to No. 6 as its output declines by a big 56% with 56,000.
Rapper Tyga is the fourth debut in the chart, whose "Hotel California" makes it to No. 7, moving 54,000 copies. He manages to outdo his Young Money label boss Lil Wayne's album "I Am Not A Human Being II" which falls from No. 5 to No. 8 with 42,000, down by 38%.
Rounding up the six debuts this week are rock band Volbeat's "Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies" with 39,000 and Stone Sour's "House of Gold & Bones Part 2" with 35,000.