With sales of 1.25 million in 51 weeks on this chart, Chris Stapleton's Traveller remains the best-selling album of both 2015 and this week. Sitting at #2 is Sturgill Simpson's A Sailor's Guide To Earth, A record which opened up with nearly 53,000 albums sold last week to earn Sturgill his first #1 on this chart. Sitting at #3 is Joey+Rory's Hymns project, a project that might very well land a Gold RIAA certification by the time 2016 is over. At #4 is Sam Hunt's 1.2 million seller Montevallo. Rounding out the Top 5 this week is Luke Bryan's Kill The Lights. The record is nearing the Platinum certification level for scans but is already likely there with scan+streaming metrics added in.
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Eric Church's Mr. Misunderstood is next with sales of 363k to date while Thomas Rhett's Tangled Up is at #7 with sales at 366k to date. Carrie Underwood's Gold-certified Storyteller is at #8 while Tim McGraw's Damn Country Music at #9 and Chris Young's I'm Comin' Over with 193k to date.
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Top 5 Country Albums: May 2, 2016
Note: The Top 5 Country Album Chart Numbers are rounded to nearest hundred albums sold.
|2||Sturgill Simpson||A Sailor's Guide To Earth||13,400||66,000|
|5||Luke Bryan||Kill The Lights||7,400||951,700|