Shelton jumps into top 10
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
– Blake Shelton will have the only country disc in the top 10 when the Billboard charts are out on Thursday.
"Based on a True Story..." was 10th with 22,000 units sold, up 386 percent. That's probably because the album was on sale last week for $5.99 on iTunes. Two Tweets wet out during the week as well on Shelton's Twitter account. The disc had been 63rd last week.
Number one on the chart will be singer/comedian Weird Al Yankovic, first with "Mandatory Fun." This was his first number one ever and sold 104,000 units.
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