Zac Brown Band Blows Away All Genres With Its New Album
Closest competition comes from debut album from R&B singer/songwriter Frank Ocean.
The Zac Brown Band blew away the competition to land the best-selling album of all genres this week with the debut of Uncaged.
In fact, with 234,000 copies sold, the group had second-best sales week for any country artist this year, behind only Carrie Underwood, whose album Blown Away sold 267,000 copies in its opening week in May, according to billboard.com.
ZBB's closest competition this week came from a debut album for new R&B singer/songwriter Frank Ocean, whose Channel Orange sold 131,000 copies.
Experts say Zac got some help from Amazon MP3, which offered Uncaged for $3.99 for the entire week, and that may have accounted for about 25,000 in sales.
Hank Williams Jr., in the debut week for his album Old School New Rules, sold 25,000 copies. That was good for No. 12 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart. And it was his best-ever debut on that chart.
Bocephus had only hit No. 16 before, two times, with his 2006 greatest hits album, That's How They Do It In Dixie, and his 1965 debut, Your Cheatin' Heart.