Stapleton earns top selling country CD
Sunday, December 10, 2017
– Chris Stapleton has the top selling country CD in the U.S. and second on the overall Billboard list with "From a Room, Vol. 2."
The disc moved 125,000 units with 116,000 in pure album sales. "From a Room: Volume 1," which came out in May, also debuted in second with 219,000 units.
Garth Brooks' "The Anthology: Part I, The First Five Years," a five-CD set of outtakes and more, fell from 4th 10th with 40,000 units, down 30 percent.
U2 scored its eighth number one release with "Songs of Experience" moving 186,000 equivalent album units for the week ending Dec. 7. The charts will be out on Tuesday.
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