Paramore have plenty to celebrate this week. The trio's self-titled album will land them their first #1 debut while knocking Justin Timberlake out of the top spot thanks to sales of 106,000, according to figures provided by Nielsen SoundScan.
At last week's 2013 MTV Movie Awards singer Hayley Williams was excited about the prospect of a #1 debut, but didn't want to get ahead of herself. "We're a little afraid of jinxing it," Williams said about the chance of hitting the top spot. "But at the end of the day, no matter what happens, we kind of feel like this week's already been insane for us. The album came true. It's been like a dream, but I don't know — we're ready to get back out there!"
The disc just aced out the #2 debut of the week, country star Brad Paisley's Wheelhouse (100,000), which features the controversial LL Cool J duet "Accidental Racist." Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience ended its three-week run at #1, as sales fell 30 percent to 98,000, for a total of 1.5 million to date. The other notable debut in the top 10 came from Tyga, whose Hotel California came in at #7 on sales of 54,000. It was a very short visit to the heights for Odd Future boss Tyler, the Creator, whose third solo album, Wolf, plummeted 19 spots to #22 as sales were off 79 percent to 18,000 in week two.
The top 10 could get another shuffle next week, thanks to the comeback album from Fall Out Boy, Save Rock and Roll, as well as new music from Olly Murs, Snoop Lion, Kid Cudi, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the Flaming Lips.
Billboard 200 charts:
1) Paramore, self-titled (106,000)
2) Brad Paisley, Wheelhouse (100,000)
3) Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience (98,000)
4) Blake Shelton, Based on a True Story (61,000)
5) Eric Church, Caught in the Act: Live (61,000)
6) The Band Perry, Pioneer (56,000)
7) Tyga, Hotel California (54,000)
8) Lil Wayne, I Am not a Human Being II (42,000)
9) Volbeat, Gentlemen & Shady Ladies (39,000)
10) Stone Sour, House of Gold & Bones Part 2 (35,000)
It was a brief pop-in at #1 for Bruno Mars on the Billboard Digital Songs, as his "When I Was Your Man" slipped down to #6 (166,000) following a 51 percent drop after an iTunes and Amazon MP3 sale ended.
Replacing him in the pole position was a former chart topper, Pink's "Just Give Me a Reason," (283,000), with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Can't Hold Us" up four spots to #2 (208,000) thanks in part to their MTV Movie Awards performance.
Billboard Digital Songs Chart:
1) Pink, "Just Give Me a Reason" (283,000)
2) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, "Can't Hold Us" (208,000)
3) Florida Georgia Line, "Cruise" (179,000)
4) Rihanna, "Stay" (176,000)
5) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, "Thrift Shop" (165,000)
6) Bruno Mars, "When I Was Your Man" (166,000)
7) Luke Bryan, "Crash My Party" (164,000)
8) Justin Timberlake, "Mirrors" (127,000)
9) Imagine Dragons, "Radioactive" (124,000)
10) "Icona Pop, "I Love It" (116,000)