Stapleton travels up the charts with big sales jump
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Stapleton travels up the charts with big sales jump

Thursday, November 5, 2015 – What a difference a few awards can make.

After coming home with three Country Music Association awards on Wednesday night, Chris Stapleton now stands poised to have the best selling disc in the U.S. next week.

Prior to winning Best Album for "Traveller," Best Male Vocalist and Best New Artist, "Traveller" is slated to sell more copies than Stapleton has wracked up since releasing the album in May.

Billboard said in a story today that "Traveller" could be the top selling country in the U.S. with 100,000 units. The disc also has a low price point at $6.99 in the iTunes store. Through Oct. 29, "Traveller" had sold 96,000 unites in the U.S.

Stapleton also benefitted from a well-received performance at the CMAs with Justin Timberlake.

Eric Church may be number two on the overall chart with his surprise new 10-song disc, "Mr. Misunderstood." He released it exclusively through iTunes on Wednesday with no advance word.

Carrie Underwood, who hosted the show, should be a big seller as well, according to Billboard. "Storyteller" could sell about 70,000 units.

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