Musgraves tops country chart
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
– Newcomer Kacey Musgraves will debut as the second best selling CD in the U.S., although trailing far far behind the leader, Justin Timberlake.
Musgraves's "Same Trailer Different Park" sold 43,000 copies. The Texan will be first on the Country Albums chart when the Billboard chart is out on Thursday.
Luke Bryan's "Spring Break...Here to Party" will be the number two country album. The disc is the fourth best selling CD in the U.S. with 38,000 units sold, down 37 percent.
Justin Timberlake easily topped the chart, selling 968,000 copies of "The 20/20 Experience."
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