Richie leads country chart
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
– Lionel Richie may no longer have the best selling disc in the U.S. with "Tuskegee," but his country take on his hits is still number one on the Billboard country charts when released Thursday.
"Tuskegee" slipped to third on the overall chart, selling 78,000 units, down 31 percent.
Lee Brice was fifth on the overall chart with "Hard 2 Love" with 46,000 units, 1 ahead of new act, Kip Moore. His "Up All Night" sold 37,000 units. Interestingly, Moore's disc has the same title as One Direction, which is fourth on the overall chart.
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