Shelton makes top 10
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Shelton makes top 10

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 – Blake Shelton's "All About Tonight" is the sixth best selling release in the U.S. with 33,000 units sold in its debut week. This was far behind the number one disc by Eminem, "Recovery," which retook the top slot by selling 133,000 units.

While the news was good for Shelton in going to the top of the country chart, it was a far cry from the initial sales of "Hillbilly Bone" earlier this year. That EP sold 71,000 its first week out in March and has sold 234,000 units to date.

Shelton had the only country disc in the top 10.

Full chart information will be released Thursday by Billboard.

Overall album sales were down six percent compared to the previous week and 16 percent for the similar week of 2009. Year to date album sales - 185.1 million - have slid 12 percent compared to 2009 when 211.1 million were sold by this point.

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CD review - Live EP This six-song "Blake Shelton Live EP" seems a little odd. It's not as though Shelton had an especially noteworthy tour to document. Besides, at only six songs long, it's a relatively short document, anyhow. While it may be little more than a post-it note of a project, though, it also packs a powerful punch. You recognize right away the large amount of enthusiasm the act of singing to an audience brings out of Shelton. When compared to the recorded versions of these hits, ...

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