As expected, Kenny Chesney has this week’s number one album. Kenny’s live record, Live in No Shoes Nation, moved 219,000 equivalent album units, 217,000 in traditional album sales, to top the Billboard 200 Album chart this week, Kenny’s eighth number one.
Kenny is now the country artist with the second most number one albums, and sits behind only Garth Brooks, who has nine. He is however, the country artist with the most number ones to debut on top, since all eight of his number ones debuted at number one, while only seven of Garth’s did the same.
Live In No Shoes Nation is also the first live album to debut at number one in seven years, and is also the largest sales week for a live album since Paul McCartney moved 224,000 copies of Back in the U.S. Live 2002.