Weekly Register: Ace Vocalists Carrie Underwood, Adele, Barrett Baber Top Charts

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Carrie Underwood tops the country albums rankings this week, with her project Storyteller in the No. 1 slot (and No. 14 overall) with 35K sold, thanks to a heavy week of promotional appearances and digital sales. Underwood’s Storyteller experienced a 51 percent gain this week, including a 243 percent gain in digital album sales.

Following Underwood this week on the country album rankings is Chris Stapleton‘s Traveller (32K), Blake Shelton‘s Re Loaded (30K), Eric Church‘s Mr. Misunderstood (19K), and Sam Hunt‘s Montevallo (18K).

Adele 25

Adele

Adele continues her dominion over the overall albums and tracks charts this week. The singer-songwriter’s album 25 sold 1.162 million this week, bringing her two-week album sales total to more than 4.5 million.

The top overall album debut this week goes to Erykah Badu‘s But You Cain’t Use My Phone, which lands at No. 14 and sold 35K units.

Total album sales dropped 5.1 percent YTD, with 210.873 million sold so far this year, vs. 222.294 million last year. Digital album sales dropped 1.6 percent, with 94.662 million sold YTD, vs. 96.204 million last year.

This week last year, Taylor Swift‘s 1989 sold 339K, topping the overall albums sales rankings, while Garth Brooks’ Man Against Machine topped the country album sales rankings with 63K sold.

Barrett Baber

Barrett Baber

In the top country tracks this week, The Voice contestants are riding high, taking the No. 1, No. 3, and No. 5 spots. Barrett Baber‘s rendition of Conway Twitty’s “I’d Just Love To Lay You Down” moved 47K this week, enough to rank at No. 1. Emily Ann Robert‘s rendition of the Patsy Cline classic, “She’s Got You,” is at No. 3, with 41K, and Shelby Brown‘s take on Vince Gill’s “Go Rest High On That Mountain” is at No. 5, with 21K. Thomas Rhett‘s “Die A Happy Man” lands at No. 2 with 45K, and Sam Hunt‘s “Break Up In A Small Town is at No. 4, with 27K.

Elsewhere on the tracks rankings, Kane Brown (a former contestant on The X Factor) debuts at No. 8 with “I Love That I Hate You,” which moved 17K.

Adele’s “Hello” tops the overall tracks rankings, selling 233K. In total, the track has moved 2.9 million to date. The top overall track debut goes to another The Voice contestant, with Jordan Smith‘s “Hallelujah” selling 69K and ranking at No. 4 overall.

Overall, track sales are down 11.8 percent YTD, while country track sales are down 16 percent. This time last year, the top-selling track overall was Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space,” which moved 342K. The top-selling country track at that time went to another contestant on The Voice. Craig Wayne Boyd ‘s rendition of “I Walk The Line” moved 46K this time last year.

Info according to Nielsen Soundscan

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