McGraw Sets Record

Tim McGraw’s greatest hits package debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard country albums chart, selling 306,000 units in its first week of release, according to the singer’s publicist. The collection is McGraw’s fourth consecutive album to debut in the top spot. Sales of Greatest Hits set a personal record for McGraw, beating the 251,000 first-week sales figures for A Place in the Sun, which would go on to win the CMA award for Album of the Year. McGraw’s new best-of set is also the fastest-selling debut in the history of Curb Records, according to General Manager Dennis Hannon. McGraw and wife Faith Hill wrap up their Soul 2 Soul tour Dec. 12 in Orlando, Fla. Hill’s quadruple-platinum album Breathe is right behind her husband’s at No.2 on the Billboard chart.