Dolly Parton topped Drake and Taylor Swift this week, and Morgan Wallen from earlier this year. Sales of her Rockstar album were No. 1 all-genre and among the best in country music in 2023.

  • Parton's Rockstar debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200, which includes sales, streams and more.
  • Her previous best on that all-genre chart was No. 6, reached in 1987 and 2014.
  • An overwhelming majority of Parton's 128,000 equivalent album units was pure sales.

A tweet from Billboard Charts points out that Rockstar is the No. 1 selling album of the week, ahead of albums by Swift and Korean boyband Enhypen.

Drake and Swift's strong streaming numbers gave them the edge on the Billboard 200 this week.

Outlets like Forbes point out that of Parton's 128K EAUs, 118,500 were pure sales. For comparison, when Wallen dropped One Thing at a Time last winter, 111,500 of his 501K unites were pure sales.

The success of Parton's Rockstar coincided with a massive media push that, over the last month, included dozens of interviews in print, online and on television, and a Thanksgiving Day performance during halftime of the NFL game on CBS.

Related: Dolly Parton's Sister Sounds Off After Thanksgiving Halftime Show

Some people wondered if Rockstar would land at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Parton fell short there, but she did top the Billboard Country Albums chart for the week, marking her first No. 1 for a non-holiday album since Pure & Simple in 2016.

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For the week, Drake's For All the Dogs was No. 1 with 145K EAUs and Swift's 1989 (Taylor's Version) was No. 2 with 138K.

Dolly Parton Performs In a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleading Outfit

Dolly Parton appeared in the iconic Dallas Cowboys' cheerleader uniform during halftime of an NFL game between the Washington Commanders and Dallas Cowboys on Thursday (Nov. 23) in Dallas, Texas.

Gallery Credit: Billy Dukes

See Dolly Parton's Longtime Nashville Home

Dolly Parton and Carl Dean owned this 4,795 square-foot residence in Nashville from 1980 until 1996. While it's not the lavish mansion one might expect one of the biggest country stars of all time to have lived in, it's a beautiful home that's also a one-of-a-kind piece of country music history.

Built in 1941. the house features four bedrooms and three bathrooms, and the wooded, 2.4-acre property also features a detached storage building. Amenities in the stucco home also include an eat-in kitchen, carport, covered porch and patio, deck, a master bedroom with a walk-in closet, a great room large enough for plenty of games and entertainment and dual heating and cooling units.

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