Stapleton makes Billboard top 10
Sunday, April 17, 2016
– Chris Stapleton has the leading country disc in the Billboard top 10 as "Traveller" was third on the chart.
Stapleton's debut had 48,000 units, down 34 percent.
The number one disc in the U.S. is "Cleopatra," the second release from The Lumineers, which moved 125,000 album equivalent units (sales, streams and track equivalent album sales).
Stapleton was the only country disc in the top 10.
The charts will be officially release on Tuesday.
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