Miranda Lambert dominates with “Platinum.” Album is superstar’s best first sales week ever.
With 180,000 copies scanned, Miranda Lambert easily outpaced her competition, with over triple
the sales of the #2 album the FROZEN soundtrack. Miranda stated, “THANK YOU to the music lovers who believe in albums and spent your hard-earned money on 16 songs! 16 songs that all say something important to me. I hope that they also speak to you, and I hope you enjoy listening to “Platinum.”
Thank you to the incredible musicians, songwriters, producers and artists that put this record together. I’m the luckiest girl in the world, blessed with the best fans!”
Brantley Gilbert’s also remains in the all-genre Top 5 with his 3 week old “Just As I Am.” The album has scanned 325k in those three weeks (over 200k the first week and over 100k the past two. The “Now That’s What I Call Country Music! series sits at #3 this week with the seventh installment hitting with 30k scanned the week of CMA Music Festival. Lucy Hale debuts at #4 (#14 overall) with 18k fans taking home her debut album “Road Between” for DMG Nashville. Rounding out the Top 5 is Luke Bryan’s “Crash My Party,” an album which was certified Platinum by the RIAA this past week during CMA Music Fest week.
Rascal Flatts “Rewind” Big Smo “Kuntry Livin’” and Eric Church “The Outsiders” also Top 10.
Florida Georgia Line’s soon set to debut new material from their sophomore album but until then, fans will make continue to help “Here’s To The Good Times” hit 2x Platinum. The Album is now only 115k scanned copies away from Double Platinum. at #7 is Rascal Flatts’ month old “Rewind.” The album ha snow sold 112k in that month’s time. Meanwhile Eric Church is at #8 with “The Outsiders,” an album which has surpassed the 600k scanned mark and is well on its way to Platinum. At #9 is the debut from Rural Rapper Big Smo. The album (which blends country instruemnts and lyrics with a rap vocal style) scanned 9k the week before his A&E TV show started (it starts tonight).
Notable albums include Hunter Hayes’ “Storyline,” Cole Swindell’s self-titled debut and more.
The notable albums this week starts with Dierks Bentley’s “Riser.” The album has been in stores for 15 weeks and has scanned nearly 160k to date. Hunter Hayes’ sophomore album “Storyline” hs scanned 108k in five weeks while Cole Swindell has scanned 179k in his 16 weeks on the chart with his self-titled debut. Kacey Musgraves “Same Trailer Different Park” is up to 425k while George Strait’s “50 Number Ones” two disc set is well over 6x Platinum with scanned sales at 3.735 million (The RIAA certifies double albums at 2x).
Meanwhile, Scotty McCreery’s album has sold between 1,000-2,000 more copies than it did last week while Danielle Bradberry’s and Cassadee Pope’s albums have sold between 500-1,000 albums (each) last week. :)
Top 10 Country Albums for The Week of June 11, 2014 with Some Notable Albums (SoundScan Top 200 Current Albums Chart Placement in First column, Country Rank in Second)*
*Top Country Album Chart Numbers rounded to nearest thousand.
Now Country 7
Florida Georgia Line
Just As I Am
Now Country 7
Crash My Party
Here’s To The Good Times
Based On A True Story
Same Trailer Different Park