Gaga, Bennett top Chesney
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
– Kenny Chesney can blame Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga for blocking his debut at number one on the Billboard charts. Bennett and Gaga's "Cheek to Cheek" led for the week ending Sept. 28 with 131,000 units sold. Chesney's "The Big Revival" was just behind with 130,000 units sold, but good for number one on the country charts.
The disc is Chesney's 12th top 10 showing. Last year's "Life on a Rock" debuted in first with 153,000 units sold in its first week.
Chesney had the only country disc in the top 10. The full charts are out tomorrow.
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