Bentley scores career high
Sunday, June 5, 2016
– Dierks Bentley arrives in second on the Billboard charts with "Black" debuting in second.
Bentley's latest was second on the charts to Drake's "Views." Bentley had his highest charting album ever with 101,000 units, 88,000 in album sales and the remainder in track and streaming equivalent albums. Bentley's previous beset was "Feel That Fire," which was third in 2009 in sales.
Blake Shelton was fifth on the Billboard 200 with "If I'm Honest," down 2. The disc moved 63,000 units, down 63 percent.
The charts are officially out on Tuesday.
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Change was in store for Dierks Bentley when it came to recording his seventh album, "Riser." On the personal front, he lost his father and added to his family, clearly affecting the subject matter of his latest. On the musical front, he traded long-time producer Brett Beavers, producer of every disc except "Up on the Ridge," for Ross Copperman, who has enjoyed more success as a writer, including several previous tracks for Bentley.
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