Kenny Chesney Tops Charts With ‘Hemingway’s Whiskey’
Kenny Chesney's latest album, 'Hemingway's Whiskey,' delivers a smooth double shot, pouring into the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Top Country Album chart as well as the all-genre Billboard 200. With 183,000 copes sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the album becomes Kenny's 10th to hit No. 1 on the country chart and his sixth No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The album is also his ninth Top 10 on the Billboard 200, and his eighth consecutive disc to debut inside the Top 10 on that chart.
The all-new album sold more than double the first-week total of the superstar's previous disc, 'Greatest Hits II,' which bowed at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 in May 2009. Kenny also kept Lil Wayne from the No. 1 spot this week, outselling both the rapper (at No. 2) and the Zac Brown Band's latest, which falls from No. 1 to No. 3 on the Billboard 200.
Taylor Swift continues her No. 1 reign on the Top Country Digital Singles chart with 'Mine.' with Sugarland still at No. 2 with 'Stuck Like Glue,' and Kenny rising to No. 3 with 'Boys of Fall.' Kenny has two tracks now in the Top 10 on that chart as 'Live a Little' from the new album bows at No. 7. Several other tracks from 'Hemingway's Whiskey' also appear on the chart this week.
The title cut from Sugarland's upcoming album, 'Incredible Machine,' comes in at No. 12. Other tracks making their debut this week: Gwyneth Paltrow's 'Country Strong,' from the soon-to-be-released film of the same name, Jaron and the Long Road to Love's 'That's Beautiful to Me' and Blake Shelton's 'Who Are You When I'm Not Looking.'