Cassadee Pope’s Frame By Frame easily holds #1 Country album this week. Joe Nichols debuts with #3 best-selling Country album with RedBow Records debut Crickets.
Season 3 winner of NBC’s “The Voice” program, Cassadee Pope, debuts at #1 with her solo debut Frame By Frame. The Republic Nashville album sold over 43,000 albums in its release week, nearly 15,000 more copies than the #2 album, Luke Bryan’s Crash My Party. Bryan’s album has now sold 1.044 Million records in just 10 weeks on the charts. Joe Nichols’ debut album with RedBow Records (also the label’s debut), Crickets, sold a respectable 15k to place #3 this week on the chart. The album somehow leaked early the week before so the totals are now over 16k to date. Florida Georgia Line sits at #4 with their 1.15 million selling Here’s To The Good Times while Justin Moore rounds out the Top 5 with Off The Beaten Path. The latter album has now sold 149k to date.
Keith Urban Fuse Again One of Country Music’s Top-selling albums. Kenny Rogers Debuts in Top 10 with You Can’t Make Old Friends.
With another 10k sold, Keith Urban’s latest, Fuse, sits at #6 this week while Last Week’s #2 selling album, Tyler Farr’s Redneck Crazy, slides to #7. At #8 is Alan Jackson’s latest, The Bluegrass Album while Kenny Rogers sits at #9 with You Can’t Make Old Friends. The superstar artist sold over 8,000 copies of the album which features Dolly Parton on the title track duet. Finally, Rogers’ label mate Blake Shelton sits at #10 with the Platinum-certified Based On A True Story....
Chris Young, Taylor Swift, Hunter Hayes and The Band Perry Lead Notables. Joey+Rory Debut with Made To Last album.
Chris Young’s month old A.M. sits at #11 overall this week with sales of 8k (totals are 89k) while Taylor Swift’s juggernaut RED is our next Notable album outside the Top 10 this week with a sales increase of 10% to bring total sales to 3.84 million albums sold in nealry one calendar year (it debuted a year ago this week with sales over 1 million units). Hunter Hayes also experienced a sales boost for his self-titled album with sales now at 992k (It's already certified Platinum by the RIAA). Meanwhile, The Band Perry’s recently Gold-certified Pioneer scored an uptick of 10% last week and sales are now at 445k scanned. Finally, while Joey+Rory’s latest Made To Last didn’t debut on the Top 200 Albums chart, the self-released album did move 1,600 copies the past couple of weeks (300 to ‘pre-sale’ fans and 1,300 on release week). Not bad at all for the expecting parents new Farmhouse Records release. Also, we should note that Amos Lee's Jay Joyce produced album Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song debuts in the Top 20 of the all-genre chart with 19k sold.
Top 10 Country Albums for The Week of October 16, 2013 with five Notable Albums (SoundScan Top 200 Current Albums Chart Placement)*
*Numbers rounded to nearest thousandth.
Florida Georgia Line
The Band Perry
Joey + Rory
Frame By Frame
Crash My Party
Here’s To The Good Times
Off The Beaten Path
The Bluegrass Album
You Can’t Make Old Friends
Based On A True Story
Made To Last
Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers Of...