[Updated]: Weekly Register: Garth Revs Up “Man Against Machine”


[Updated: Garth Brooks’ Man Against Machine originally reported as 118k in sales during debut week. Sales were adjusted up to 130k due to SoundScan’s reporting revisions of this week’s sales numbers.]

Garth Brooks roped in 130K in debut week sales of his comeback album, Man Against Machine. This puts him at the top of the Country album chart and at No. 4 on the all-genre chart. 

Overall, he comes behind Taylor Swift‘s 1989, which hangs at No. 1 for a third week with 312K/ 1.99M RTD. Debuts from the Foo Fighters (190K), and Pink Floyd (170K) landed at No. 2 and 3, respectively.

Making up the Top 5 Country chart is Brooks, followed by George Strait (The Cowboy Rides Away: Live, 30K/ 158K RTD), Jason Aldean (Old Boots, New Dirt, 29K/ 532K RTD), Florida Georgia Line (Anything Goes, 22K/ 347K RTD) and the debut of Zac Brown Band’s Greatest Hits So Far (21K).

Tracking Tracks 

Carrie Underwood’s “Something in the Water” swims into the No. 1 spot, selling 57K TW/ 423K RTD. Rounding out the Top 5 is Tim McGraw’s “Shotgun Rider” (39K/ 224K RTD), Aldean’s “Burnin’ It Down” (29K/ 1.2M RTD), Sam Hunt’s “Leave The Night On”(28K/ 786K RTD), and Blake Shelton’s “Neon Light” (24K/ 387K RTD).

The top Country debut is from current The Voice contestant Craig Wayne Boyd. His version of “Some Kind of Wonderful” moved 9.1K.

On the overall chart, Swift reigns with “Blank Space” selling 328K.

Trisha Yearwood’s new album was released this week, so check Weekly Register next week for her numbers.

OVErall 209.364 million YTD (LY 239.685 million) COuntry 26.798 million YTD (LY 30.649 M)

Overall albums: 209.364M YTD (LY 239.685 M)
Country albums: 26.798M YTD (LY 30.649 M)


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