Stapleton again leads country chart
Sunday, December 20, 2015
– Chris Stapleton will top the country charts again with "Traveller" when the charts are out on Tuesday.
But Stapleton will be far behind Adele, whose "25" sold 825,000 units and is first for the fourth straight week.
Stapleton went from ninth to sixth on the Billboard Top 200 chart, selling 62,000 units, an increase of 22 percent.
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