Shelton achieves number one status
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
– Blake Shelton's roll continues. He will earn his first number 1 album ever when "Red River Blue" debuts at the top of the Billboard 200 chart out on Thursday with sales of 116,000, his best sales week ever. Shelton assumes the top spot from Beyonce's "4," which slipped to fifth.
Shelton has had 4 previous top 10 discs with "Hillbilly Bone" gong number 3 last year. Shelton's previously biggest selling week was "The Dreamer" in 2003, which sold 77,000 units, good for eighth.
Of course, Shelton will top the Country Albums chart as well. This will be the second time as "All About Tonight" EP hit the top last year.
Chris Young debuted in fourth with "Neon" selling 73,000 units. This is his first top 10. Jason Aldean was seventh with "My Kinda Party," down 3, selling 42,000 units, up 1 percent.
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