No one told Chris Stapleton country music albums don’t sell.
The big-voiced singer has claimed the top-two best-selling albums of 2017 so far, according to the latest numbers from Nielsen Music.
His latest release From A Room: Volume 1 has sold 484,000 units so far, and his 2015 debut Traveller has sold another 396,000 this year, earning the LPs the title of the No. 1 and No. 2 best-selling of 2017 so far, respectively.
Despite those massive numbers, R&B and hip-hop takes the win as music’s best-selling genre.
The albums sales are calculated based on a combination of streaming, downloads and physical sales for the December 30, 2016 to June 29, 2017, period.
See country’s Top 10 best-selling albums of 2017 so far below.
1. From A Room: Volume 1, Chris Stapleton (484,000)
2. Traveller, Chris Stapleton (396,000)
3. Ripcord, Keith Urban (381,000)
4. Dig Your Roots, Florida Georgia Line (287,000)
5. The Devil Don't Sleep, Brantley Gilbert (284,000)
6. Welcome Home, Zac Brown Band (274,000)
7. Brett Young, Brett Young (250,000)8. Montevallo, Sam Hunt (243,000)
9. Tangled Up, Thomas Rhett (240,000)
10. The Breaker, Little Big Town (210,000)
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