Shelton closes out top 10
Sunday, July 10, 2016
– Blake Shelton will have the only country CD in the Billboard top 10 when the charts are released Tuesday.
"If I'm Honest" closed out the top 10, up 5, with 27,000 units (up 41 percent). That includes sales and track equivalent sales and streaming. The disc jumped 52 percent in sales to 21,000. Billboard said that discount pricing on iTunes for $6.99 may have boosted sales.
Blink-182 debuted in first with "California" at 186,000 units.
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