Brad Paisley's "Fifth Gear" stays in first gear
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
– Brad Paisley's "5th Gear" will spend its fourth straight week atop Billboard's Top Country Albums sales chart when it is released Thursday. Debuting with a career-to-date high of 197,151 first-week copies, Paisley's latest has moved more than 377,400 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
With the most consecutive weeks at number 1 of any country artist this year, Paisley's streak also marks the longest consecutive chart-topping run of any country male since Toby Keith with "Honky Tonk University" in May and June of 2005.
Paisley recently hit number one with his CD's first single, "Ticks," which became his eighth career chart-topper and fourth consecutive single to hit the top. His current single is "Online," currently Country Aircheck's most-added new single and approaching the country airplay Top 30 after 4 weeks on the charts.
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