Stapleton continues his hold
Sunday, January 10, 2016
– Chris Stapleton will continue his reign atop the Billboard Country Albums chart with "Traveller."
Stapleton's debut went from 12 to 7 on the overall chart after selling 41,000 units, down 11 percent from last week. Stapleton's CD was the only country CD in the top 10.
Adele once again had the top selling the disc, for the seventh consecutive week, with "25" having sold 194,000 units, down 47 percent.
The chart will be officially released on Tuesday.
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