"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.
Meanwhile, country super star Paisley -- who has yet to tally a No. 1 -- grabs his fourth No. 2 album with "Wheelhouse." (All four of Paisley's No. 2 sets have debuted in the runner-up slot.) He's now tied with Sheryl Crow for the most No. 2 albums without a No. 1. Crow strung together four consecutive No. 2 sets between 2002 and 2008.
With a 100,000 start, this marks Paisley's lowest opening week for a non-instrumental studio album since 2003, when "Mud on the Tires" bowed at No. 8 with 86,000. Since then, he's released five proper studio sets, including the new "Wheelhouse."
On the bright side, "Wheelhouse" rolls in at No. 1 on the Country Albums chart -- Paisley's lucky seventh No. 1 on the tally.
The album's lead single, "Southern Comfort Zone," topped out at No. 2 on the Country Airplay chart in February, while its follow-up, "Beat This Summer," rises 15-14 this week.
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Last week's Billboard 200 No. 1, Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience," falls to No. 3 with 98,000 (down 30%) while Blake Shelton's "Based on a True Story" is steady at No. 4 with 61,000 (down 25%).
Eric Church's new "Caught in the Act: Live" debuts at No. 5 with 61,000 -- the country singer's second top 10 set. It follows 2011's "Chief," which debuted at No. 1. Fellow country act the Band Perry slips 2-6 in their second week with "Pioneer," moving 56,000 (down 56%).
Hip-hop star Tyga bows at No. 7 with "Hotel California," moving 54,000 in its first week. His last album, 2012's "Careless World: Rise of the Last King," started at No. 4 with 61,000. He's one step above his Young Money label founder, Lil Wayne, who falls 5-8 with "I Am Not a Human Being II" with 42,000 (down 38%).
Rock band Volbeat nets its best week ever as its new album "Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies" starts at No. 9 with 39,000. The group's last album, its breakthrough set "Beyond Hell/Above Heaven," spent 110 weeks on the Heatseekers Albums. It has sold 225,000 and spawned three No. 1 singles on the Active Rock airplay chart.
Closing out the top 10 on the Billboard 200 is another rock band, Stone Sour, who arrives with its fourth top 10 album: "House of Gold & Bones, Pt. 2" (No. 10; 35,000). It follows "Part 1," which entered at No. 7 on the chart dated Nov. 10, 2012 with 31,000.
Over on the Digital Songs chart, last week's No. 1, Bruno Mars' "When I Was Your Man," drops to No. 6 with 166,000 with a 51% decline. Its sales surge to No. 1 last week (when it zoomed 4-1 with 340,000 - up 45%) was caused in part by a temporary $0.69 sale price in the iTunes Store. This week, without the discount in place, the song drops back to its normal level of sales.
Thus, P!nk's "Just Give Me a Reason" (featuring Nate Reuss) returns to No. 1 this week, stepping 2-1 with 283,000 (up 1%). Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Can't Hold Us" rises 6-2 with 208,000 (up 12%) after its performance on the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday (April 14).
Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise" holds at No. 3 with 179,000 (down 28%) while Rihanna's "Stay" (featuring Mikky Ekko) rises 5-4 with 176,000 (down 15%). Macklemore and Lewis are in the top five a second time, as "Thrift Shop" slips 4-5 with 167,000 (down 21%).
Macklemore & Lewis is the first act to have two concurrent top five singles on the Digital Songs chart since Nov. 3, 2012, when Taylor Swift had a pair in the region.
Elsewhere in the top 10 on the Digital Songs chart this week, Luke Bryan's "Crash My Party" debuts at No. 7 with 164,000 (up 526%) after a full week's worth of sales. It's his best sales week ever and first top 10 on the Digital Songs chart. The song was released in the evening on Sunday, April 7 -- the same night her premiered the song via a performance on the Academy of Country Music Awards.
Justin Timberlake's "Mirrors" climbs 12-8 with 127,000 (up 10%), Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive" slides 7-9 with 124,000 (down 24%) and Icona Pop's "I Love It" (featuring Charli XCX) descends 9-10 with 116,000 (down 12%).
Overall album sales in this past chart week (ending April 14) totaled 5.42 million units, down 4% compared with the sum last week (5.65 million) and down 3% compared with the comparable sales week of 2012 (5.61 million). Year to date album sales stand at 85.09 million, down 5% compared to the same total at this point last year (89.84 million).
Digital track sales this past week totaled 25.50 million downloads, down 10% compared with last week (28.31 million) and down 9% stacked next to the comparable week of 2012 (28.11 million). Year to date track sales are at 410.28 million, down 1% compared to the same total at this point last year (418.56 million).
Next week's Billboard 200 competes with the same week in 2012 when: Lionel Richie's "Tuskegee" held at No. 1 for a second week, selling 114,000 (down 11%) while Jason Mraz's "Love Is a Four Letter Word" debuted at No. 2 with 102,000.