Rice leads country chart
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
– Chase Rice will have the top selling country disc on the Billboard charts when they are released on Thursday with "Ignite the Night" in a record setting week.
The disc is third on the overall chart with 44,000 units sold, meaning it is first on the Top Country Albums chart as well. Rice, who gained notice as a writer of the Florida Georgia Line "Cruise," has a hit single with "Ready Set Roll," now 12th on the Hot Country Songs chart.
A Motley Crue tribute, "Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Motley Crue," was fifth on the overall chart with 31,000 units sold. Brantley Gilbert, The Mavericks, Cassadee Pope and Justin Moore are among those on the disc.
Wiz Khalifa has the number one disc with "Blacc Hollywood."
As for the record, it wasn't exactly good news. Total sales for albums was 3.97 million units, the smallest weekly figure since SoundScan started tracking in 1991. This marked the first time that weekly sales fell below 4 million units, according to Billboard.
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