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Chesney sells lots of "Whiskey"

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 – Kenny Chesney will earn his sixth number 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as "Hemingway's Whiskey" topped the list with 183,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Chesney's last studio CD, 2008's "Lucky Old Sun," also entered at number 1, selling 176,000.

Chesney has the second most number ones on the top 200 chart with Garth Brooks first with 8.

Last week's chart topper, Zac Brown Band's "You Get What You Give," fell to third with 70,000 (down 54 percent). They were the only two country discs in the top 10.

Overall album sales in this past chart week (ending Oct. 3) totaled 5.31 million units, up 6 percent compared to the sum last week (5.03 million), but down 23 percent compared to the comparable sales week of 2009 (6.88 million). Year to date album sales are 221.07 million, down 13 percent compared to the same total at this point last year (254.92 million).

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