Underwood to debut at the top
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
– Carrie Underwood's "Play On" will be the number one selling album in the U.S. when the Billboard charts are released on line with sales of 318,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This is Underwood's second CD to hit the top. "Carnival Ride" debuted in first with 527,000 units sold in 2007.
This marks the highest sales week for a disc by a female artist this week and the second largest country release. Rascal Flatts' "Unstoppable" was number 1 with 351,000 units sold.
Taylor Swift's "Relentless" is second on the country chart and sixth overall with 70,000 units sold, down 36 percent.
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