His rafter-rattling duet with Justin Timberlake – plus the winning of three big awards – has catapulted his album Traveller to the tops of both Billboard’s country albums and all-genres charts. And this after Traveller had already been out for 26 weeks.
Old Dominion’s “Break Up With Him” remains the No. 1 song on the country airplay chart for the second week.
Consider Traveller’s sales totals, as reported by Nielsen SoundScan. In the previous week it sold 2,356 copies – this week, 153,428.
The CMA extravaganza was a healthy boost to Eric Church, too. His Mr. Misunderstood album – the title song of which he performed on the show – debuts at No. 3 on first-week sales of 70,905 units.
It bears noting here that the top three albums on the Billboard 200 all-genres chart this week are Traveller, Carrie Underwood’s Storyteller and Mr. Misunderstood, in that order. How often does that happen?
There are five new songs – Church’s “Mr. Misunderstood” (No. 36), Stapleton’s “Nobody to Blame” (No. 46), Florida Georgia Line’s “Confession” (No. 47), Brett Eldredge’s “Drunk on Your Love” (No. 54) and Dylan Scott’s “Crazy Over Me” (No. 60).
The No. 2 and No. 5 albums are Underwood’s Storyteller (last week’s No. 1) and Blake Shelton’s Reloaded: 20 #1 Hits.
Our heartiest congratulations to Chris, Chris and Chris.