Chesney Sells 550,581 Albums in First Week

Kenny Chesney’s When the Sun Goes Down sold more than a half-million copies in its first week of release, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. It also marks the best-selling first week in the history of the RCA Label Group, home to Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, Martina McBride and others. “It shows the power of teamwork, of artist development, of believing in someone’s work and dream,” Chesney said. “Slowly and surely, we built this thing. I kept knowing that it was about giving back the things that I always wanted from the artists I loved.”