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Robertsons increase sales

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 – The Robertsons will have the only country CD in Billboard's overall top 10 when the charts are released Thursday.

The Robertsons of Duck Dynasty Fame are out with "Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas," which grew in sales. The disc was up five percent in its second week out to 73,000 units, good for third. This was a surprise because most of the time, sales drop in an albums second week.

Eminem was the overwhelming number with "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" selling 792,000 units.

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