Brad Paisley’s “Wheelhouse” Debuts at No. 1 on Country Chart

They say sex sells, but controversy does pretty good, too.

Brad Paisley grabbed all sorts of headlines—both good and bad—for his latest album, Wheelhouse, which includes the controversial collaboration with LL Cool J “Accidental Racist.”

Brad sold 100,000 copies of the album, good enough for No. 1 on the country chart, his seventh topper on that chart.

But Brad still hasn't scored a No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, finishing second this time to Nashville pop-rock band Paramore, which sold 106,000 copies of its new album, Billboard reports.

Brad shares the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 with several country cousins.

Blake Shelton sold another 61,000 copies of Based on a True Story . . . for the fourth spot. And Eric Church's new Caught in the Act: Live album debuts at No. 5, also selling around 61,000 copies but just shy of Blake's total.

At No. 6, the Band Perry sells 56,000 more copies of its latest, Pioneer.


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