Stapleton jumps to second
Sunday, April 10, 2016
– A few award show wins go a long way on the Billboard charts. At least that's what Chris Stapleton found out again. "Traveller" surged to second on the chart following six Academy of Country Music awards last Sunday. He also performed at the event had a feature story on him on CBS Sunday Morning.
"Traveller" sold 59,000 copies, up 149 percent, good for second on the overall chart, up 6. Kanye West is first with "The Life of Pablo" with 94,000 equivalent album units.
Stapleton was the lone country disc in the top 10.
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