Strait Hits #1 - Again
May 22, 2013 at 11:07 AM (PT)
Congratulations to GEORGE STRAIT, UMG NASHVILLE and the entire MCA team for topping this week’s Country Albums Chart with “Love Is Everything,” which sold 119,843 copies in its debut week, according to NIELSEN SOUNDSCAN.
STRAIT’s record-setting roll continued with this release, his 25th album to top the COUNTRY ALBUMS chart, more than any Country artist. And based on his #2 debut on the all-genre album chart this week, STRAIT has tied PAUL McCARTNEY for fourth-most Top-10 debuts among male artists in history, with 18.
All of this news follows the album’s lead single, “Give It All We Got Tonight” hitting #1 MONDAY (5/20), giving STRAIT 60 #1’s for his career, yet another record. “This has been a fantastic birthday week,” said the always understated artist, who turned 61 last SATURDAY (5/18).