With stiff competition on the Billboard 200 Albums chart in the way of the Dr. Dre's much-hyped Apple Music/iTunes exclusive Compton (soundtrack for the Straight Outta Compton film), Luke Bryan held Dre off with his latest album Kill The Lights to remain at #1 on the all-genre chart (a resurgent Ed Sheeran X even outsold the popular film soundtrack). Luke has now scanned nearly 404k in just two weeks. A new Elvis compilation, Elvis Forever is at #2 with 27k scanned. At #3 is Sam Hunt's Montevallo. He's now scanned 708k copies of his debut record. Zac Brown Band's Jekyll+Hyde is at #4 with 494k scanned while Pat Green debuts at #5 with 9k fans taking home the album Home in the first week it was for sale.
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Sitting at #6 this week is Eric Church's The Outsiders with Alan Jackson's Angels & Alcohol at #7. Sitting at #8 is Jason Isbell's Something More Than Free. The album has scanned 82k to date. Little Big Town's Pain Killer is at 329k while Anything Goes from Florida Georgia Line sits at #10 with 740k scanned to date.
Notables include news about the latest from Easton Corbin, Michael Ray, Chase Rice, the Now That's What I Call Country #8 series, Chris Stapleton, Old Dominion, Willie & Merle and "Tomatoes" Cam, Reba, Kelsea Ballerini, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood and more!
Top 5 Country Albums: August 24, 2015
- Top 5 Country Album Chart Numbers rounded to nearest hundred albums sold.
|1||Luke Bryan||Kill The Lights||83,400||403,800|
|2||Elvis Presley||Elvis Forever||27,100||27,100|
|4||Zac Brown Band||Jekyll+Hyde||10,200||493,900|