Chesney takes "Fishbowl" to the top
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
– Kenny Chesney's "Welcome To The Fishbowl" will debut at number 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums Chart with more than 193,000 albums sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This is his 11th consecutive album to debut at the top. "Fishbowl" debuts at 2 on the all-genre Billboard 200 Chart behind Justin Bieber's "Believe."
First-week sales of "Fishbowl" eclipse the first-week sales of Chesney's last three album releases, including the platinum-selling "Hemingway's Whiskey," which produced four number one singles and a top five song.
"This dramatic increase in sales is a real testament to the strength of his new music, as well as the continued momentum of his career at every level," said Gary Overton, Sony Music Nashville Chairman & CEO.
"Fishbowl" has already yielded the Top 10 hit Feel Like A Rock Star with 'Brothers of the Sun' Tour partner Tim McGraw, and his current single, Come Over.
The charts will be officially out on Thursday.
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