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September 14 2011 Chart News: George Strait Still King!

By: Matt Bjorke

Last Updated: September 14, 2011 2:09 PM

With nearly 92,000 copies sold, George Strait has the best-selling new release of the week and only fell behind juggernaut Adele and the second week of Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV. Below are some quick thoughts on the Top 200 Current Albums Chart this week and how it relates to country music’s Top 25.

  • Here for A Good Time is George Strait’s 24th chart-topping album. The Title track is also his latest Top 10 hit.
  • My Kinda Party was certified Double Platinum this week but sales to customers (not stores) is actually 1.8 million.
  • Barefoot Blue Jean Night spent last week at #1. The title track is #1 this week with the album now #3.
  • “Drink In My Hand” is already Top 30 in a matter of weeks for Eric Church. That song will likely guide Chief to Gold sales status very soon.
  • Pistol Annies’s Hell On Heels is officially in stores everywhere and not just a digital release. It could score a sales increase next week because of this.
  • Blake Shelton moves over 300,000 sold for Red River Blue  while Loaded…The Best of Blake Shelton has officially scanned 400,000. Both are likely to be certified Gold soon.
  • The Band perry has sold 3/4 of a million copies of The Band Perry.
  • Zac Brown Band’s You Get What You Give rounds out the Top 10 while their The Foundation is the 16th best-selling country album this week.
  • Lady A’s Need You Now rebounded on the charts this week and the trio will see Own The Night debut at #1 next week.
  • Life At Best  scanned past the 70,000 sold mark the very same week Eli Young Band scores their first Top 10 hit with “Crazy Girl.”
  • Glen Campbell has sold 21,000 of Ghost on the Canvas in two weeks.
  • Trace Adkins’ Proud To Be Here has now sold 100,000 copies.
  • Billy Currington’s Enjoy Yourself has now sold nearly 400,000 copies.
  • Sara Evans comeback album has now sold nearly 300,000 copies.

Next week we’ll see Lady A debut while other albums from The Dirt Drifters, Terri Clark, Brantley Gilbert (re-entry via deluxe edition of Hell On Wheels), Kristin Chenoweth and perhaps Kenny Vaughan and Reckless Kelly will debut on the chart.

 

LW TW Artist Album Sales TW Sales Total
NEW 3 George Strait Here For A Good Time 91,414 91,521
13 10 Jason Aldean My Kinda Party 24,348 1,814,774
6 12 Jake Owen Barefoot Blue Jean Night 22,309 77,797
11 13 Luke Bryan Tailgates & Tanlines 22,246 284,799
15 21 Eric Church Chief 16,218 327,751
LW TW Artist Album Sales TW Sales Total
21 26 Pistol Annies Hell On Heels 13,255 72,131
24 27 Blake Shelton Red River Blue 12,740 301,146
35 29 Brad Paisley This Is Country Music 12,066 470,581
33 30 The Band Perry The Band Perry 11,572 751,554
30 32 Zac Brown Band You Get What You Give 10,573 1,174,673
LW TW Artist Album Sales TW Sales Total
29 34 Taylor Swift Speak Now 9,868 3,652,471
56 40 Lady Anthebellum Need You Now 9,804 3,644,592
42 45 Eli Young Band Life At Best 8,320 70,317
25 49 Scotty McCreery American Idol/Highlights 7,996 177,865
47 50 Justin Moore Outlaws Like Me 7,993 233,030
LW TW Artist Album Sales TW Sales Total
63 54 Zac Brown Band The Foundation 7,533 2,730,152
23 56 Glen Campbell Ghost On The Canvas 7,384 21,774
60 59 Kenny Chesney Hemingway's Whiskey 6,515 944,493
58 62 Blake Shelton Loaded…Best of Blake… 6,218 401,660
47 63 Various Now Country IV 6,164 146,872
LW TW Artist Album Sales TW Sales Total
53 65 Trace Adkins Proud To Be Here 5,967 100,970
67 66 Chris Young Neon 5,853 174,377
76 71 Rascal Flatts Nothing Like This 5,554 964,484
88 76 Billy Currington Enjoy Yourself 5,199 383,449
67 78 Sunny Sweeney Concrete 5,120 26,418
LW TW Artist Album Sales TW Sales Total
107 104 Ronnie Dunn Ronnie Dunn 3,773 138,750
130 105 Sara Evans Stronger 3,714 281,730
86 117 Jeff Bridges Jeff Bridges 3,573 28,768
168 125 Darius Rucker Charleston, SC 1966 3,306 516,549
176 165 Keith Urban Get Closer 2,437 639,491

 

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