(from Billboard.biz, May 8, 2013) With the release of his 10th album, country superstar, Kenny Chesney, has reached a number one album for the seventh time. The album, which released on April 30, is titled Life On A Rock, and the first single is titled “Pirate Flag.” The album sold 153,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This makes Chesney only second place among the country acts with the most No. 1’s on the Billboard top 200. The only other country star in front of him is Garth Brooks, who holds the number one spot. All 10 of Chesney’s regular full length albums have debuted in the top four on the Billboard 200 since 2004. His latest album is the successor of his 2012 album which was titled Welcome to the Fishbowl, and that album debuted and peaked at No. 2 with a 193,000 start. The new single off of his new album became his 45th top 10 hit on the Country Airplay chart in March, which rose to 4-5 recently. Chesney is one of two who debuts on the top 10 this week. Country star Randy Rogers Band’s, Trouble, enters at No. 9 with 26,000 copies sold. This is the follow up to the bands last album which debuted in 2010 with 29,000 copies sold, making it No. 8.
Kenny Chesney also has a lot of other competition enterting the Billboard 200 in the top 10. The top 10 include Michael Buble, Fall Out Boy, Justin Timberlake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Blake Shelton. Blake Shelton, who is at No. 6, is also competing against Pink and Bruno Mars, who both have albums doing very well with record sales. The sales in this chart week totaled 5.1 million units sold which is actually down 1% compared with last week’s 5.2 million, and down 11% from 2012 with 5.8 million. Although Kenny Chesney is doing great with the Billboard 200, it’s not certain that he will stay where he’s at with the fluctuation of the top charts. The fans will just have to keep buying his music and wait and see.