Zac Brown Band, ‘Uncaged’ Debuts at No. 1!
Uncaged, the latest album from the Zac Brown Band roars onto Billboard‘s Top Country Albums chart and the all-genre Billboard 200 at the top spot this week, with an impressive 234,000 albums sold, according to Nielsen Soundscan. The group’s previous album, 2010′s You Get What You Give, also topped both charts in its debut week but with just 153,000 copies sold at the time. That album has since gone on to sell more than 1.5 million copies, while the Georgia group’s The Foundation, released in 2008, has sold more than two million.
Bowing on the country album chart at No. 4 this week is Hank Williams Jr., whose Old School, New Rules sold 25,000 copies. Kenny Chesney, who topped the country chart last week, sold 31,000 copies of Welcome to the Fishbowl this week, landing at No. 2 on the country chart and No. 10 on the Billboard 200. Luke Bryan‘s Tailgates and Tanlines remains strong, sitting at No. 3 again this week, with Eric Church‘s Chief once again at the No. 5 position.
Little Big Town‘s hot summer tune, “Pontoon” floats another week at No. 1 on the Top Country Digital Singles chart. It’s the lead single from the quartet’s Tornado, which will be released on Sept. 11. While Luke Bryan’s “Drunk on You” (No. 2), Kenny Chesney’s “Come Over” (No. 3) and Eric Church’s “Springsteen” decreased in sales compared to last week’s numbers, Hunter Hayes‘ “Wanted” (No. 4) and Love and Theft‘s “Angel Eyes” (No. 6) both moved up this week.
The hotly-anticipated album from Love and Theft will be in stores next week. (Listen to “Real Good Sign,” a track from the new collection, here.)