Paramore has just landed their first #1 Album on the Billboard 200, and we couldn’t be more proud / more stoked / dancing around our houses any harder!! This has been a long time coming, and we can’t think of a band or fan base who deserves this more. Thank you to everyone who bought the album, and a HUGE congratulations to Paramore!
PARAMORE EARNS FIRST NO. 1 ALBUM ON BILLBOARD 200
by Keith Caufield | April 17, 2013 10:57 AM EDT
Rock band Paramore nabs its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 this week, beating out Brad Paisley, who debuts at No. 2. The former’s self-titled set starts with 106,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan, while Paisley’s Wheelhouselaunches with 100,000.
For Paramore, it’s the trio’s first album since 2009′s Brand New Eyes, which debuted and peaked at No. 2 with a 175,000 start. The new album’s lead single, “Now,” slipped off the Alternative Songs chart this week, after peaking at No. 13 in March.
Paramore is the second chart-topper for its label, Fueled by Ramen. The company earlier hit the top with Fall Out Boy’s Infinity on High on Feb. 24, 2007.