Country music heavyweights Chris Young and Darius Rucker went head-to-head with the release of new albums on Nov. 20.
After Nielsen Music crunched the sales numbers, Chris’ new offering reigned supreme with 39,000 equivalent albums old, marking his second consecutive studio album to hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. Losing Sleep also opened at No. 5 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart.
“I’m excited to have Losing Sleep debut at number one,” said Chris. “While I co-produced my last two albums, this is the first record where I co-wrote every song. It’s been amazing to have such a great response to the new music, and I’m looking forward to playing it live on tour starting in January.”
Darius’ When Was the Last Time clocks in at No. 2 on the Top Country Albums chart with 34,000 equivalent albums old. Turnpike Troubadours’ A Long Way From Your Heart rounds out the Top 3 with 18,000 units sold.
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