The Eagles experience huge sales jump
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
– The Eagles's "Long Road Out of Eden" jumped 70 percent in sales on the Billboard charts to 313,000, making it the second best selling disc in the U.S. and the best selling country album, Billboard said Wednesday.
The band was on "60 Minutes," providing a big boost to sales.
Garth Brooks had the fifth best selling album in the U.S. with sales of 112,000, a drop of 41 percent. Carrie Underwood's "Carnival Ride" sold 89,000 units, good for the ninth spot. Underwood experienced a 37 percent drop in sales.
The charts will be released by Billboard Thursday.
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