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Keith Urban’s “Speed Of Now” Earns #1 On US iTunes Sales Chart, Alicia Keys, Nick Cordero, Yusuf, Julie and the Phantoms Top 5

Keith Urban’s new album leads the way on iTunes.

Riding momentum from hosting and performing at Wednesday’s Academy Of Country Music Awards, Keith Urban released his new album “THE SPEED OF NOW Part 1” late-Thursday/early-Friday. That momentum, coupled with enduring enthusiasm from fans (and the overall country community), sent the album soaring up the US iTunes chart.

As of press time at 1:30AM ET Friday morning, the Urban album is #1 on the all-genre sales listing. Its closest competition comes from Alicia Keys’ “ALICIA,” another new release.

The late Nick Cordero’s “Live Your Life (Live At Feinstein’s / 54 Below),” which reached #1 on the chart late Thursday, is now #3 on the listing. Yusuf’s new “Tea For The Tillerman2” is #4, and the recently released “Julie and the Phantoms: Season 1” soundtrack is #5.

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