Eric Church's 'The Outsiders' Debuts Atop Billboard 200
Eric Church's latest album, "The Outsiders", has made its way out to No. 1 on Billboard 200. Nielsen SoundScan reports that the country crooner's fourth studio effort easily makes its debut at the chart's top slot after selling 288,000 copies.
Posting the largest sales week of the year and the biggest week for a country album since Luke Bryan's 2013 album "Crash My Party", "The Outsiders" marks Church's second album to top the chart. His "Chief" took the No. 1 spot after selling 145,000 copies back in 2011.
The "Frozen (2013)" soundtrack album is holding its position steady at No. 2 with 100,000. The set, which has topped the chart for four non-consecutive weeks, has now passed 1 million marks.
The "Now 49" compilation album takes a tumble, falling from last week's No. 1 to this week's No. 3 with 77,000. At No. 4, Beyonce Knowles' self-titled set "Beyonce" rises from No. 7 with a little more than 48,000.
At No. 5, Bruno Mars' "Unorthodox Jukebox", which returned to the top 10 following his Super Bowl performance, falls from No. 3 with 48,000. Benefited by the sale pricing on iTunes, Imagine Dragons' "Night Visions" ascends from No. 12 to No. 6 with 41,000.
Lorde's "Pure Heroine", meanwhile, places seventh with 39,000. Slipping four rungs, Toni Braxton and Babyface's collaborative album "Love, Marriage, & Divorce" is sitting at No. 8 with 33,000. Katy Perry's "Prism" bows at No. 9 with 31,000 and Miley Cyrus' "Bangerz" soars to No. 10 from No. 18 with 29,000.
- "The Outsiders" - Eric Church (288,000)
- "Frozen (2013)" Soundtrack - Various Artists (100,000)
- The "Now 49" Album - Various Artists (77,000)
- "Beyonce" - Beyonce Knowles (48,000)
- "Unorthodox Jukebox" - Bruno Mars (48,000)
- "Night Visions" - Imagine Dragons (41,000)
- "Pure Heroine" - Lorde (39,000)
- "Love, Marriage, & Divorce" - Toni Braxton and Babyface (33,000)
- "Prism" - Katy Perry (31,000)
- "Bangerz" - Miley Cyrus (29,000)
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