Weekly Register: CMA Awards Sales Bump

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Carrie Underwood performs “Something In The Water” on the CMA Awards

Taylor Swift sold another 402K units of 1989 this week, yielding a two-week total of almost 1.7 million. Her TEA sales for this album are 2.07 million.

Back in Country land, the CMA Awards gave a boost to artists who performed on the show.

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Meghan Trainor and Miranda Lambert bring the “Bass”

Pop star Meghan Trainor stepped out for a performance with Miranda Lambert, helping to bump “All About That Bass” back to No. 1 on the overall tracks chart. It sold 190K this week for a RTD total of 3.5 million.

All of the Top 5 Country tracks were showcased on Wednesday night’s awards, except for “Leave The Night On” by newcomer Sam Hunt. 

Top 5 Country Tracks
Carrie Underwood, “Something in the Water,” 84K, up 144%
Tim McGraw, “Shotgun Rider,” 51K, up 82%
Jason Aldean, “Burnin’ It Down,” 45K, up 19%
Little Big Town, “Day Drinkin,'” 43K, up 184%
Sam Hunt, “Leave The Night On,” 36K, up 15%

The Doobie Brothers took the stage at Bridgestone Arena to showcase their Country collaborative effort, Southbound, which debuted with sales of 16K.

Top 5 Country Albums
Jason Aldean, Old Boots, New Dirt, 35K
Florida Georgia Line, Anything Goes, 30K
Brantley Gilbert, Just As I Am, 26K
Sam Hunt, Montevallo, 25K
Blake Shelton, Bringing Back The Sunshine, 21K

Coming next week… the sales tally for Garth Brooks’ just-released album.

The Doobie Brothers were joined by Jennifer Nettles, Hillary Scott and Hunter Hayes on the CMA Awards

The Doobie Brothers were joined by Jennifer Nettles, Hillary Scott and Hunter Hayes on the CMA Awards.



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