Rock band edges out country star, who still hasn't reached the top of the Billboard 200

Rock band Paramore nabs its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, 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 "Wheelhouse" launches 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," slips off the Alternative Songs chart this week after peaking at No. 13 in March.

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