ZBB finds "Welcome Home" in second
Sunday, May 21, 2017
– Zac Brown Band is second on the Billboard Top 200 chart with the group's new disc "Welcome Home."
The disc moved 146,000 units, far behind One Direction's Harry Styles' self-titled debut, which had 230,000 equivalent album units for the week ending May 18. The figure for ZBB was far less than 2015's "Jekyll + Hyde," which debuted in first with 228,000 units.
Chris Stapleton was down two to fourth in its second out with "From a Room: Volume 1." His second release moved 75,000 units, down 66 percent.
The charts will be officially released on Tuesday.
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