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).
Our heartiest congratulations to Chris, Chris and Chris.