Stapleton again tops charts
Sunday, November 15, 2015
– Chris Stapleton again will be number one on the Billboard Top 200 charts with "Traveller," the result of him winning three CMA awards earlier this month. The disc sold 124,000 units for the week ending Nov. 12, down 30 percent.
Eric Church is second with "Mr. Misunderstood," at 65,000 units, down 14 percent. The disc was a surprise release from Church.
Tim McGraw debuted in fifth with "Damn Country Music," selling 43,000 units. This was McGraw's 17th top 10 album.
Carrie Underwood stood in ninth with "Storyteller." The release sold 33,000 units, down 59 percent.
The charts will be out on Tuesday.
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