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Chris Stapleton’s “Traveller” Stays #1 on Sales Chart; Ellie Goulding, Tim McGraw Debut (Updated)

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Update: A weekly US sales total of 97,000 earns Chris Stapleton’s “Traveller” a second straight week at #1 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart.

The sales total reflects the album’s performance during the November 6-12 tracking week. Boosted by Stapleton’s career-making night at the CMA Awards, “Traveller” sold 153,428 during the previous tracking week.

With Track Equivalent Albums (10 single sales = 1 unit) and Streaming Equivalent Albums (1500 single streams = 1 unit) added to its total, “Traveller” generated 124,000 consumption units during the 11/6-12 tracking frame. That allows Stapleton’s album to spend a second week atop the consumption-oriented Billboard 200 chart.

In addition to another dominant “Traveller” performance, the November 6-12 tracking week also featured Eric Church’s “Mr. Misunderstood” in its first full week of availability and debuts from artists like Ellie Goulding and Tim McGraw. The Top 10 of the Billboard 200 follows:

1) Chris Stapleton – Traveler – 124K units (97K from sales)
2) Eric Church – Mr. Misunderstood – 65K units (58K from sales)
3) Ellie Goulding – Delirium – 61K units (42K from sales)
4) The Weeknd – Beauty Behind The Madness – 46K units
5) Tim McGraw – Damn Country Music – 43K units (39K from sales)
6) The Beatles – 1 (2015 edition) – 40K units (39K from sales)
7) NOW 56 – 38K units (38K from sales)
8) Fetty Wap – Fetty Wap – 37K units
9) Carrie Underwood – 33K units
10) Sara Bareilles – What’s Inside – Songs From Waitress – 30K units (27K from sales)
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Thrust into the limelight by the November 4 CMA Awards, Chris Stapleton’s “Traveller” comfortably won the October 30-November 5 sales race.

It remained hot in the November 6-12 tracking week and thus earns a second consecutive stint at #1.

According to Hits Daily Double, “Traveller” sold ~82,876 pure US copies during the official tracking week. While Billboard’s more authoritative data will differ slightly, it will not affect the overall conclusion: “Traveller” was the week’s best-selling album and will remain situated at #1 on the Top Album Sales chart.

With Track Equivalent Albums (10 single sales = 1 unit) and Streaming Equivalent Albums (1500 single streams = 1 unit) included, Hits credits “Traveller” with approximately 109,282 units. That will allow “Traveller” to remain atop the consumption-oriented Billboard 200 chart.

The November 6-12 sales race also marked the first full week of availability for Eric Church’s “Mr. Misunderstood” and featured the debuts of Ellie Goulding’s “Delirium” and Tim McGraw’s “Damn Country Music.”

These notable performers most closely followed “Traveller” in the sales and consumption races.

Pure Sales: Eric Church’s “Mr. Misunderstood” (~65,870), Ellie Goulding’s “Delirium” (~41,978), Tim McGraw’s “Damn Country Music” (~41,155), NOW 56 (~36,890)

Total Consumption: Eric Church’s “Mr. Misunderstood” (~72,674), Ellie Goulding’s “Delirium” (~58,892), Tim McGraw’s “Damn Country Music” (~44,688), The Weeknd’s “Beauty Behind The Madness” (~38,651).

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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