Weekly Register: Debuts From Shania Twain, Kelly Clarkson

Shania-Still-The-One-Live-From-VegasShania Twain Still The One: Live In Vegas, a WalMart exclusive CD/DVD set, debuted with 11K units sold, coming in at No. 2 this week. (She wasn’t able to push UMG labelmate Sam Hunt from his stronghold on the top country spot.)

Twain recently announced her first North American tour in more than 11 years entitled Rock This Country. The 48-date run follows her hit two-year residency in Las Vegas at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The tour visits Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on July 31. A presale is going on now at ShaniaTwain.com.

kelly clarksonKelly Clarkson’s Piece By Piece landed at No. 1 on the Top 200 with total activity of 97K, including 83K album sales. The Grammy winner also announced her 2015 tour, which will visit her adopted hometown, Nashville, Sept. 5 at the Bridgestone Arena. Tickets go on sale Saturday (March 14).

Other country debuts include Asleep At The Wheel with 4K, and Average Joes’ Mud In The Club Vol. 1, a remixes album, with 3K.

Top 5 Country Albums
Sam Hunt Montevallo 16K TW, 365K RTD
Shania Twain Still The One… 9K, 11K
Jason Aldean Old Boots, New Dirt 8K, 868K
Florida Georgia Line Anything Goes 6K, 587K
Carrie Underwood Greatest Hits 6K, 301K

The longevity of some of the albums in the top 10 is worth noting. Luke Bryan’s Crash My Party is still selling over 4K units per week, 83 weeks after release, for a RTD total of 2.395 million. Eric Church’s The Outsiders is 56 weeks old and still moving more than 5K per week, for 868K RTD. Miranda Lambert’s Platinum is selling over 4k per week, 40 weeks into its run, with 652K RTD.

Top 5 Country Tracks
Sam Hunt “Take Your Time” 57K TW, 603K RTD
Zac Brown Band “Homegrown” 37K, 260K
Cole Swindell “Ain’t Worth The Whiskey” 26K, 414K
Little Big Town “Girl Crush” 25K, 222K
Blake Shelton ft. Ashley Monroe “Lonely Tonight” 24K, 468K

Top Albums YTD with TEA
Sam Hunt, 237K
Jason Aldean, 160K
Carrie Underwood, 148K
Florida Georgia Line 131K
Luke Bryan 131K

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Clarkson’s family helped spread the word about her new music.

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