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Darius Rucker Scores Third Straight No. 1 Country Album

Maybe this proves that Darius Rucker has broken the curse.

Darius' new album, True Believers, sold 83,000 copies in its first week out, landing him his third straight No. 1 country album (out of three) since breaking away from pop band Hootie & the Blowfish.

Other pop stars have had a much tougher time in country music: Jessica Simpson and Jewel, for instance, scored relatively little country radio airplay in comparison.

Darius has had a bump or two along the way. Earlier this month (May 19), Darius got a racist tweet telling him to “leave country music to the white folk.”

That just served to fuel Darius’ drive to succeed. His latest album landed him at No. 2 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, second only to a huge debut for electronic/dance duo Daft Punk, which scored 339,000 in sales for its latest, Random Access Memories.

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