Black Shelton Beats Out Lady Antebellum Atop The Album Chart

Robbie Daw | October 8, 2014 9:06 am

Country gives the Billboard 200 a kick in the butt this week, as Blake Shelton sails into the top spot (thus knocking Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga‘s Cheek To Cheek down to #4) and Lady Antebellum land in the runner-up position. Shelton’s Bringing Back The Sunshine arrives on the strength of 101,000 copies sold in the LP’s first week, down from the 199,000 the Voice coach‘s previous album Based On A True Story opened with.

Country-pop trio Lady Antebellum enter the Billboard 200 at #2 with 747 after moving 74,000 copies. Meanwhile, Prince has two debuts in the Top 10 this time around: Art Official Age goes in at #5 (51,000), while collaborative 3rdeyegirl album Plectrumelectrum starts at #8 (26,000).

Have a peek at the rest of this week’s Top 10 below.

The Top 10 Of The Billboard 200 Chart:

1. Blake Shelton, Bringing Back The Sunshine *new* *1 week* 2. Lady Antebellum, 747 *new* 3. Barbra Streisand, Partners 4. Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga, Cheek To Cheek 5. Prince, Art Official Age *new* 6. Kenny Chesney, The Big Revival 7. Maroon 5, V 8. Prince & 3rdeyegirl, Plectrumelectrum *new* 9. Chris Brown, X 10. The Script, No Sound Without Silence *new*

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