Weekly Register: Robertson Family Continues Reign At No. 1

Duck-Dynasty-A-Robertson-Family-Christmas-CountryMusicRocks.net_With turkey day right around the corner, both overall and Country album sales are down two percent from last week. Next week’s numbers will hopefully receive a much needed boost from Black Friday, which continually drives consumers into a state of purchasing frenzy. With many sales starting on Thanksgiving Day this year, the impact of potentially diluting Black Friday will be interesting to watch.

The RobertsonsDuck The Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas (Universal Music Group Nashville) is the top Country album again (No. 4 overall), selling 60k units this week and 256k units RTD. The Duck Dynasty stars have held onto the No. 1 spot since their debut several weeks ago.

While there are no major Country debuts this week, noteworthy releases include Mandy Barnett’s I Can’t Stop Loving You: The Songs of Don Gibson (CB Music and Rounder Records) at No. 32, selling 2.6k units, and Luke Bryan’s 4 Album Collection (Capitol Nashville) at No. 33 with 2.5k units sold.

Eminem’s Marshall Mathers LP2 returns as the top overall album, selling 120k units this week and 1.1 million units RTD. YTD, overall album sales are down 8.5 percent, while Country album sales are down 10.9 percent.

albumtracksFlorida Georgia Line’s “Stay” is the top Country track again (No. 19 overall), selling 49k units this week and 421k units RTD. We predict the song will hit No. 1 on MusicRow’s chart this week. The top overall track remains Eminem and Rihanna’s “The Monster,” with monstrous sales of 202k this week and 890k RTD. YTD, overall track sales are down 4.4 percent while Country track sales are up .7 percent.

Next week’s debuts include Florida Georgia Line’s Here’s To The Good Times: This Is How We Roll, the deluxe version of the duo’s hit debut album. Danielle Bradbery’s self titled project will also be released, as will Garth BrooksBlame It All On My Roots.

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