Brantley Gilbert Tops Country Album Sales Chart
May 28, 2014 at 9:31 AM (PT)
ALL ACCESS congratulates the BIG MACHINE LABEL GROUP team and VALORY MUSIC GROUP’s BRANTLEY GILBERT, for topping this week’s Country album sales chart, with sales of more than 211,000 for his third studio album, “Just As I Am,” according to NIELSEN SOUNDSCAN figures.
This marks GILBERT’s first-ever #1 showing on the Country albums chart and is the second-largest debut week for a Country album in 2014 (ERIC CHURCH’s “The Outsiders” debuted with 290,000 in FEBRUARY).
Additionally, the first-week figures for “Just As I Am” are only the third time since 2013 that a Country act has moved more than 200,000 albums in one week.
GILBERT’s #1 album follows the chart-topping lead single, “Bottoms Up,” which hit #1 last MONTH (NET NEWS 4/28).
GILBERT was #2 on the all-genre album chart this week, behind COLDPLAY, whose “Ghost Stories” moved 383,000 copies.