Country Album Chart News: The Week of June 12, 2013: Blake Shelton #1 Again, LeAnn Rimes & Lonestar Debut With New Albums
By: Matt Bjorke
Blake Shelton Remains in the pole-position of this week’s Roughstock Top 10 Country Albums chart. LeAnn Rimes highest debut with her Spitfire album for Curb Records.
With 36,000 albums sold, Blake Shelton’s Based On A True Story crosses the 600,000 albums sold mark while also selling enough albums to be the #1 record this week. Right behind him is Darius Rucker with 33,000 copies of True Believers. Meanwhile, Florida Georgia Line scores a massive sales growth to jump inside the all-genre Top 200 Albums chart which finds 3 of the top 8 albums in the USA members of the 'Country Music Fraternity’. The duo signed to Republic Nashville has sold nearly 700,000 copeis of Here’s To The Good Times. George Strait is next on the chart with 21,000 fans taking home Love Is Everything, giving King George a pathway to Gold as the album has now sold over 215,000 copies in just a month on the charts. Finally, Lady Antebellum’s Golden rounds out the Top 5 with 302,000 fans owning the record after just 5 weeks on the chart.
Pistol Annies, Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift inside Top 10. LeAnn Rimes Debuts with Spitfire.
The Pistol Annies lead our #6-#10 chart rundown this week with Annie Up. In 5 weeks the trio’s album has sold 156,000 copies while Kenny Chesney’s six-week old album Life On A Rock has moved 272,000 copies (and features new single “When I See This Bar.” The album is followed by Taylor Swift’s 3.7 million-seller Red and the chart debut for Curb’s LeAnn Rimes and her latest record, Spitfire. Spitfire sold 11,000 copies its first week out, not too bad for an album without any real radio hits. Meanwhile, The Band Perry’s Pioneer is 10- weeks-old and has sold 341,000 copies to date to round out our chart.
Top 10 country Albums take ¼ of the SoundScan Top 200 Albums chart placements. Brad Paisley’s Wheelhouse moves over 200,000 copies sold.
Notables this week include albums which benefitted from the 2013 CMT Music Awards including Brad Paisley’s Wheelhouse, sales up 10%, Jason Aldean’s Night Train, up 17%, Carrie underwood’s Blown Away, up 22% while Hunter Hayes is up 21% with his album Hunter Hayes (it’ll be up even further on this chart in two weeks when the deluxe Encore edition of the album hits stores. Finally, Lonestar returns on the chart with Life As We Know It, their first self-released album via 4Star Records and The Orchard.
Top 10 Country Albums for The Week of June 12, 2013 with five Notable Albums (SoundScan Top 200 Current Albums Chart Placement)*
*Numbers rounded to nearest thousandth.
Florida Georgia Line
The Band Perry
Based On A True Story.
Here’s To The Good Times
Love Is Everything
Life On A Rock
Life As We Know It