Americans Bought A Lot Of Kenny Chesney Albums Last Week

Robbie Daw | May 8, 2013 2:30 pm

Kenny Chesney just keeps cranking them out. And apparently, you’re all still buying, as the 45-year-old country-rocker’s 16th album — his third to be released in three years — is just his latest to hit #1 on the Billboard 200. The set sold 153,000 copies in its opening week, enough to bump Michael Buble‘s lastest round of standards, To Be Loved (96,000), down to #2.

Fellow country act Randy Rogers Band sees their sixth album Trouble enter the Top 10 at #9, with a much more modest (than Chesney) 26,000 copies sold. Other than that, it’s a slow week in the Top 10 that sees older faves like Macklemore & Ryan LewisThe Heist, Bruno MarsUnorthodox Jukebox and Imagine DragonsNight Visions return to the upper tier of the chart.

Thankfully, the doldrums should expire next week when the all-star soundtrack to The Great Gatsby arrives (it’s currently the top seller on iTunes) and kicks Kenny Chesney to the curb.

The Top 10 Of The Billboard 200 Chart

1. Kenny Chesney, Life On A Rock *new* *1 week* 2. Michael Buble, To Be Loved 3. Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience 4. Fantasia, Side Effects Of You 5. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Heist6. Blake Shelton, Based On A True Story 7. Pink, The Truth About Love8. Bruno Mars, Unorthodox Jukebox 9. Randy Rogers Band, Trouble *new*10. Imagine Dragons, Night Visions