Stapleton tops country chart
Sunday, November 29, 2015
– Chris Stapleton will lead the Billboard country charts this week with "Traveller," but he is going to fall well short of the leader - Adele.
"Traveller" will be seventh on the chart with 58,000 units sold, up 9 percent. Chris Young led the country chart last week with the debut of "I'm Comin' Over."
Adele smashed the all-time record with "25" selling 3.48 million units.
The charts will be out on Tuesday.
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