Brad Paisley Set To Get Eighth Top Ten Album On Billboard 200
Posted by Joseph Lee on 04.13.2013
Paramore will take #1...
Billboard reports that Brad Paisley is looking to get his eighth top ten album on the Billboard 200 as his latest, Wheelhouse, will likely debut at either #2 or #3 depending on the rest of the week, selling around 95,000. Either way, it will fall behind Paramore's new self-titled album, which is looking to get #1. Paisley has yet to get a #1 album on the Billboard 200, although he has six on the Top Country Albums chart.
The Paramore album will sell around 100,000 to 110,000. The current #1, Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience will get between 95,000 and 100,000 and will either hit #2 or #3. There's a small chance he could actually get #1 for a fourth week, but this seems unlikely.
Other debuts include Eric Church's new live album Caught in the Act: Live, which will debut with around 60,000. It may be one of four country albums in the top ten, in addition to Paisley, and the already present albums from The Band Perry and Blake Shelton. All seem to have benefited from the ACM Awards on April 7.
Tyga will get his second top ten album with Hotel California selling around 45,000, and both Device and Volbeat look to be on track for their own top ten albums. Both look to sell around 35,000. Volbeat's Beyond Hell/Above Heaven spent 110 weeks on the Heatseekers Albums chart and sold 22,0000. It had three #1 singles on the Active Rock airplay chart.
Here are the top ten on the building chart, with last week's rank in parenthesis:
1. Paramore - Paramore (NEW)
2. Brad Paisley - Wheelhouse (NEW)
3. Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (#1)
4. Tyga - Hotel California (NEW)
5. Eric Church - Caught in the Act: Live (NEW)
6. Blake Shelton - Based on a True Story (#4)
7. The Band Perry - Pioneer (#2)
8. Volbeat - Outlaw Gentlemen and Shady Ladies (NEW)
9. Device - Device
10. Stone Sour - House of Gold & Bones, Part 2 (NEW)
It should be noted that the building chart reflects the first four days (Monday through Thursday) of SoundScan's tracking week (which ends Sunday) as reported by six major merchants: iTunes, Trans World Entertainment, Best Buy, Starbucks, Target and Anderson Merchandisers. Billboard estimates that they make up about 85% of all U.S. album sales.