Propelled by initial sales of 129,291 Nielsen SoundScan-confirmed copies, The Band Perry’s Pioneer arcs to the top of this week’s Billboard country albums chart.
The album also comes in at No. 2 on the magazine’s all-genres list, which has been crowned the past three weeks by Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience.
Apart from Pioneer, the week’s other debuting albums are the multi-artist The Music Is You: A Tribute to John Denver (No. 12), Gretchen Wilson’s Right on Time (No. 24), the Justin Moore EP Point at You & Four More Hits (No. 28) and B.J. Thomas’ The Living Room Sessions (No. 39).
There are two new songs — Little Big Town’s “Your Side of the Bed” (No. 49) and Pistol Annies’ “Hush Hush” (No. 59) — and two returnees — Katie Armiger’s “Playin’ With Fire” (No. 58) and Lonestar’s “Maybe Someday” (No. 60).
Rounding out the Top 5 albums array, in descending order, are Blake Shelton’s Based on a True Story (last week’s No. 1), Florida Georgia Line’s Here’s to the Good Times, Alan Jackson’s Precious Memories: Volume II and Luke Bryan’s Spring Break … Here to Party.
Kacey Musgraves’ Same Trailer Different Park, the No. 1 album two weeks ago, sits at No. 6.
Brad Paisley’s Wheelhouse was released this week. Any bets on where it stands on the charts next week?