Krauss leads country pack on Billboard
Sunday, February 26, 2017
– Allison Krauss was the highest selling country CD in the country this past week, coming in eighth overall with "Windy City" on the Billboard top 10 chart.
The disc was Krauss' first solo effort in 18 years.
The released debuted at 9 on the Billboard 200 with 38,000 units moved, including 36,000 in traditional album sales. This is Krauss' 10th charting effort, four on her own, five with Union Station and one with Robert Plant.
Future had the top selling disc with his self-titled release moving 140,000 units for the week ending Feb. 23.
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