Stapleton's 'Traveller,' Church's 'Mr. Misunderstood' Hold #1 and #2 Album slots
November 16, 2015 at 9:07 AM (PT)
Congrats to the team at UMG NASHVILLE, whose artists continue to occupy the top two slots of the all-genre album sales chart. MERCURY NASHVILLE artist CHRIS STAPLETON’s “Traveller” remains at #1, moving another 124,000 equivalent album units and another 97,000 in pure album sales.
EMI NASHVILLE’s ERIC CHURCH holds at #2, with 65,000 in equivalent units and 58.000 pure album sales for “Mr. Misunderstood,” according to NIELSEN MUSIC.
A two-week rein at the top of this chart puts STAPLETON in rare company; only CAPITOL’s LUKE BRYAN (another UMG NASHVILLE artist) achieved similar results in 2015, when “Kill the Lights” was #1 in its first two weeks. Additionally, “Traveller” is the first album to reenter the chart at #1. The album originally debuted in MAY at #14.