Chesney, Rimes Earn High Debuts in Billboard

Kenny Chesney’s Be As You Are: Songs From an Old Blue Chair and LeAnn Rimes’ This Woman debuted on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart with impressive numbers this week. Chesney tops the Billboard 200 after selling 310,000 copies of his singer-songwriter project. The feat also means a No. 1 debut on the country albums chart. On the strength of her Top 10 single “Nothin’ ’Bout Love Makes Sense,” Rimes enters the country album chart at No. 2 and the Billboard 200 at No. 3 with 101,000 copies sold.