Weekly Register: Chris Stapleton’s ‘Traveller’ Settles In
Chris Stapleton’s Traveller is extending its trip atop the country albums chart. The acclaimed collection remains at No. 1 for the week ending Jan. 14, with 26K album sold, and 744K overall. Next week’s chart will reflect sales following his Jan. 16 performance on NBC’s Saturday Night Live.
Sam Hunt’s Montevallo moves up a spot to No. 2, with 8.5K sold. Within a few weeks, he is expected to officially surpass the million mark. Thomas Rhett’s Tangled Up rises to No. 3, with 6.5K sold.
Eric Church’s Mr. Misunderstood (6K) and Carrie Underwood’s Storyteller (6K) round out the Top 5.
For digital track sales, Rhett’s “Die a Happy Man” tops the country tally, moving 54K, with 937K overall. Hunt’s “Break Up In A Small Town” shifts 37K to place second and officially surpassing a million units.
Luke Bryan and Karen Fairchild’s “Home Alone Tonight” rises a notch to No. 3 (30K), just ahead of Cam’s “Burning House” (26K) and Cole Swindell’s “You Should Be Here” (21K).
Trace Adkins’ “Jesus and Jones” debuts at No. 64, selling 3.4K. This is his debut on Wheelhouse Records, part of the Broken Bow label group.
On the overall chart, the late David Bowie debuts at the top with Blackstar, the album he completed and released just days before his passing on Jan. 10. Blackstar sold 181K (174K album only).
With 146.5K units for “Love Yourself” this week (and 1.2 million overall), Justin Bieber holds onto the top of the digital tracks chart for the second week.
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