Eric Church's 'The Outsiders' Grabs Top Spot On Billboard Chart

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February 19, 2014 AT 11:59 AM
Country singer Eric Church on Wednesday zoomed past the competition to the top of the weekly Billboard 200 album chart with the best opening sales week of the year. According to figures compiled by Nielsen SoundScan, "The Outsiders," the North Carolina singer's fourth studio album, sold 288,000 copies last week. His previous album, 2011's "Chief," was the 36-year-old singer's only other album to top the 200 album chart, which takes into account total album sales across all musical genres. According to Billboard, Total album sales for the week totaled 5.4 million, down 21 percent from the same week last year.