Kenny Chesney’s new live album “Live In No Shoes Nation” convincingly won this week’s US album sales and consumption races.
According to Hits Daily Double and BuzzAngle, “No Shoes Nation” sold approximately 219,152 pure US copies during the October 27-November 2 tracking period.
The inclusion of TEA (track sales/10) and SEA (track streams/1500) yields a consumption total of about 220,998 units.
Due Sunday, Billboard’s more authoritative data may differ from that reported by Hits. The discrepancies will not, however, affect the overall outcomes. The pure sales total will earn “No Shoes Nation” #1 on the Billboard Top Album Sales chart, while the latter will be enough for #1 on the Billboard 200.
“Live In No Shoes Nation” benefited greatly from a concert ticket/album bundle promotion. Artists have been increasingly offering these bundles, in which ticket buyers have the option to redeem a complimentary copy of the album. As long as the promotion meets certain criteria, these redeemed albums count as sales.
Recent #1 albums like P!nk’s “Beautiful Trauma,” Niall Horan’s “Flicker,” and Shania Twain’s “Now” all benefited from bundles.
This week’s pure sales leaders (via Hits/BuzzAngle):
Kenny Chesney – Live In No Shoes Nation (219,152 pure US sales)
Kelly Clarkson – Meaning Of Life (65,236 pure US sales)
Chris Brown – Heartbreak On A Full Moon (25,042 pure US sales)
Ninja Sex Party – Under The Covers, Vol. II (23,087 pure US sales)
Big K.R.I.T. – 4Eva Is A Mighty Long Time (22,483 pure US sales)
This week’s total consumption leaders (via Hits/BuzzAngle):
Kenny Chesney – Live In No Shoes Nation (220,998 total US units)
Kelly Clarkson – Meaning Of Life (76,503 total US units)
Chris Brown – Heartbreak On A Full Moon (55,891 total US units)
21 Savage, Offset & Metro Boomin – Without Warning (47,640 total US units)
Post Malone – Stoney (41,336 total US units)