Shelton leads country CDs in Billboard top 10
Monday, November 13, 2017
– Blake Shelton leads four country-based CDs in the Billboard top 10 for the week ending Nov. 9.
Shelton was fourth with "Texoma Shore with 63,000 units, 55,000 in traditional album sales. The disc is Shelton's 11th top 10 album.
Kenny Chesney fell from first to sixth with "Live in No Shoes Nation," which score 52,000 units, down 76 percent. Kelsea Ballerini debuted in seventh with "Unapologetically," her sophomore disc. Ballerini moved 44,000 units.
Kid Rock was eighth with "Sweet Southern Sugar" (43,000 units). The CD is being marketed to the country sector.
Sam Smith had the top album with "The Thrill of It All" moving 237,000 equivalent album units.
The charts will be officially released on Tuesday.
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