Shelton tops album chart, Lady A second
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
– Blake Shelton will enjoy a lot of sunshine this week because he has scored his second number one album with "Bringing Back the Sunshine."
The disc sold 101,000 since its Sept. 30 release. This is his second number one. "Red River Blue," from 2011, started with 116,000 units sold. "Based On a True Story..." did far better, however, debuting with 199,000 units sold in its debut week.
Lady Antebellum has the number two disc as "747," its fifth release, sold 74,000 units in its debut week. That was less than half "Golden," which started with 167,000 units in 2013.
This marked the first time in four years that the top two discs were country. Taylor Swift was first with "Speak Now" and Jason Aldean second with "My Kinda Party" on Nov. 20, 2010.
Kenny Chesney was sixth with "The Big Revival," at 39,000 units, down 70 percent.
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