Weekly Register: Craig Wayne Boyd Dominates Tracks Chart

craig wayne boyd blake shelton The voice 2014

Craig Wayne Boyd and Blake Shelton on “The Voice.”

Country album sales experienced a 22 percent bump week over week (up 1.379 million), on the most recent Nielsen Soundscan chart (week ending 12/21/14). But year-to-date sales are still slumping -9.7 percent (32M TY vs. 35.4M LY).

Top 5 Country Albums TW
Garth Brooks, 81K
Carrie Underwood, 66K
Jason Aldean, 52K
Florida Georgia Line, 35K
George Strait, 26K

During the same week last year, Brooks also reigned, owning the No. 1 country spot by moving 199K copies of Blame It All On My Roots.

This week, The Voice winner Craig Wayne Boyd continued to score on the country tracks chart. He placed four songs in the Top 10, including No. 1 “My Baby’s Got A Smile On Her Face” (99K), No. 3 “In Pictures” (30K), No. 6 “The Old Rugged Cross” (28K), and No. 9 “Boots On” ft. Blake Shelton (23K).

Taylor Swift stayed at No. 1 on the overall Top 200 album chart, with 1989 earning total activity of 375K units. Swift is in a race with the Frozen soundtrack to become the best-selling album of 2014. In the eight weeks since release, Swift has sold 3.335 million copies, and 4 million including TEA (track equivalent albums). By comparison, Frozen has sold 3.46 million copies, and 4.25 million including TEA, since its release in late 2013.

sales graph dec29 2014

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