Thursday, December 05, 2013

Garth Brooks Debuts At 3 on U.S. Album Chart, Aiming For 1 Next Week

Garth Brooks only had part of the week to move his new album, the 6-CD/2-DVD Blame It On My Roots, but the low price for the Wal-Mart exclusive had buyers in the store for Black Friday at a rate to get him to number 3.

While our previous article on projected sales talked about it being his lowest charting studio album (counting the four discs of covers in the new set), that will most likely not be the case after next week when it is expected that the set will move up to number 1.

The second biggest debut for an album with veteran artists goes to the iTunes exclusive Songs For the Philippines which includes two Beatles songs, U2 and many others.

At 40 is the premier of ForeverlyGreen Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones recreation of the Everly Brothers' 1958 set Songs Our Daddy Taught Us.

The rest of the ten highest charting albums by veteran artists go to older releases, including a number of Christmas albums. There were also no other albums by veterans that charted on the lower portion of the top albums.

One Direction takes the top spot on the Album chart with Midnight Memories followed by The Marshall Mathers LP II by Eminem at 2, Brooks at 3, Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas at 4 and Katy Perry's Prism at 5.

On the singles chart, Miley Cyrus' Wrecking Ball returns to the top spot after being knocked out for nine weeks but this weeks number 3, Royals by Lorde.  In between at 2 is The Monster by Eminem Featuring Rihanna.

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