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Gary Allan Gets First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

January 31, 2013 (3:15 am) GMT
The country crooner reaches the top spot of the albums chart with his ninth album 'Set You Free'.

Country music artist clinches his first no. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with his latest album "", selling a total of 106,000 units this week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It gives him his best sales week ever, edging the 99,000 sales of his 2005 studio effort "".

Boosting the "Set You Free" debut to the top of the albums chart is the country airplay chart no. 1 single "Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)". A musical guest appearance by Allan on NBC's "" also seemed to help promote his ninth studio album.

The other album to debut in the top ten this week is the "2013 Grammy Nominees" compilation with 41,000 copies sold, earning the no. 4 spot. The album is expected to rake in better sales figures after this year's awards show airs on February 10.

One of the musical acts lined up for the show's performances is , who jumps five slots from last week's no. 7 spot to no. 2 with a 31% increase in records sold at 50,000. The highest climber this week, the band's recent performance on "" may have helped to improve their album's sales.

As for the other albums in the top ten, the "" soundtrack remains at the third spot with 44,000. ' "" crawls three spots up from no. 9 to no. 6 with 38,000. Sharing an almost identical 38,000 result is 's "", taking a nose dive from no. 1 to no. 7, for a whopping 73% decline. Falling not as hard as A$AP Rocky is the "Kidz Bop 23" album, down from no. 2 to no. 5 with 40,000 for a 50% drop.

Others descending the top ten are ' "" from no. 5 to no. 8 with 36,000, 's "Red" from no. 4 to no. 9 with 32,000, and lastly, the ": Highlights" movie soundtrack from no. 6 to no. 10 with 27,000.

  1. - "" (106,000)
  2. - "" (50,000)
  3. various artists - "" (44,000)
  4. various artists - "2013 Grammy Nominees" (41,000)
  5. Kidz Bop - "Kidz Bop 23" (40,000)
  6. - "" (38,000)
  7. - "" (38,000)
  8. - "" (36,000)
  9. - "Red" (32,000)
  10. various artists - ": Highlights" (27,000)


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