Kenny Chesney has topped the all-genre Billboard Top 200 Albums chart for the ninth time in his career, with his latest album Here and Now. The Warner Music Nashville-issued release sold 233,841 units in its debut week. His latest all-genre chart-topping project comes 18 years after Chesney reached that coveted slot for the first time when his 2002 album No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems (BNA Records) reached the pinnacle of Billboard‘s Top 200 with more than 235,000 units sold.
Here and Now marks the first studio album for Chesney on the Warner Music Nashville label.
“This No. 1 is so gratifying,” Chesney said. “It says so much about the players and the songwriters, everyone working in a creative capacity in Nashville, as well as all the people working to get this music into the hands of the people who love and want it.
“No Shoes Nation has always come from the music and for the songs. That’s what makes everything rock so hard and mean so much. Trying to keep finding and writing songs that speak to them sets the bar pretty high; but without the fans, maybe there would’ve been no ‘American Kids,’ ‘You & Tequila’ or ‘Here And Now.’”
Other Chesney albums to debut at No. 1 on the all-genre chart include When The Sun Goes Down (2004), Be As You Are (Songs from an Old Blue Chair) (2005), The Road and the Radio (2005), Lucky Old Sun (2008), Hemingway’s Whiskey (2010), Life on a Rock (2013), and Live in No Shoes Nation (2017).
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