Kenny Chesney scores his fifth No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and eighth Top Country Albums as "Lucky Old Sun" (BNA) moves 176,000 copies in the U.S. However, this marks the lowest sales debut for one of his studio album since "Everywhere We Go" bowed with 30,000 at No. 51 in 1999.
Kenny Chesney ropes his fifth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Lucky Old Sun" bows atop the list with 176,000. Over on Top Country Albums, it's the singer's eighth chart-topper . . . Last week's No. 1, T.I.'s "Paper Trail," slips to No. 2 in its third week on the tally . . . A big debut greets singer/songwriter Ray LaMontagne while Keane and Lucinda Williams start in the top 10 ... In Progress Reports, we've got updates on Kevin Rudolf's first top 10 single, Toby Keith's 17th No. 1 hit on Hot Country Songs and Beyonce's double debuts.
Country star Kenny Chesney bows on top of The Billboard 200 with his latest BNA album, "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems," which moved a hardy 235,000 copies in its first week of release, according to SoundScan. Chesney's career best sales week also leads to the end of Ashanti's three-week reign with her self-titled Murder Inc./Def Jam debut, which slides to No. 2 on the chart. "No Shirt," which leads a charge of four new top-20 Billboard 200 debuts, also lands at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums tally.