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‘Country Strong’ Flexes Its Muscle on the Charts
While Taylor Swift retains her hold on the top spot of both the country album chart and the Billboard 200 this week as her 'Speak Now' sells another 52,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the big story for the week is the not-entirely-unexpected surge in sales for the 'Country Strong' soundtrack, now that the film is in theaters nationwide...
Taylor Swift’s ‘Speak Now’ Returns to the Top
Taylor Swift returns to the top of Billboard's Country Albums chart this week, after dropping to No. 3 last week. The country superstar's third studio album, 'Speak Now,' also moves back up the Billboard 200 from No. 9 to No. 4 and is just shy of two million copies sold since its release just five weeks ago...
Jason Aldean Throws ‘Party’ Near Top of the Charts
Although Jason Aldean couldn't hold back the mighty Taylor Swift (who sold 320,000 copies of 'Speak Now' this week), he's celebrating the news that his latest album, 'My Kinda Party,' has debuted at No. 2 on the Top Country Albums chart. With 193,000 copies of his album sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, Jason logged the best first-week sales by a male country act since Kenny Chesney in 2007...
Taylor Swift’s ‘Speak Now’ Sells One Million in First Week!
Taylor Swift debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and the Country Albums charts this week with 'Speak Now,' scoring the best first-week sales for an album since 2005's 'The Massacre' by 50 Cent. With 1,047,000 copies of 'Speak Now' sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, Taylor outdistanced the estimates of many industry forecasters who had predicted her album would sell 800,000 to 900,000... Read M
Sugarland Top the Country and All-Genre Album Charts
Sugarland have scored a sweet victory on both the Billboard Country Album charts and the all-genre Billboard 200. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the duo cranked out sales of 202,000 copies of 'The Incredible Machine' this past week, knocking last week's champ, Darius Rucker, to the No...
Toby Keith Fires His ‘Gun’ Into No. 1 Spot
Toby Keith came out with his 'Gun' blazing as his latest album debuts at No. 1 on both the Top Country Albums chart and the Billboard 200. 'Bullets in the Gun' sold just shy of 71,000 copies, with last week's chart-topper, Kenny Chesney's 'Hemingway's Whiskey,' falling to No...
Zac Brown Band Talk ‘Ridiculous’ Milestone
Listen to Zac Brown explain how he and his bandmates celebrated 'You Get What You Give's' debut at No. 1 on both the Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums charts, and it sounds like the Tuesday night party may be ongoing. "Last night, we had to go out and really celebrate," Zac told The Boot the afternoon after he got the word, as he and the band taped an AOL Music Sessions in our Los Ang
Lady Antebellum Hold Back Ryan Bingham’s ‘Junky Star’
Lady Antebellum have reclaimed the top spot on Billboard's Top Country Album chart, but an Oscar winner is nipping at their heels. Ryan Bingham, whose 'The Weary Kind,' from the film 'Crazy Heart,' earned the Academy Award for Best Original Song earlier this year, entered the album chart this week at No...

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