Chris Stapleton’s “Higher” Reaches #1 On US iTunes Album Sales Chart

The new Chris Stapleton album rises to #1.

Chris Stapleton - Higher album cover

Chris Stapleton’s “Higher” proved instantly resonant following its release late Thursday/early Friday.

The new album rocketed to the top of the all-genre US iTunes album sales chart, securing #1 within its first hour of release. It occupies that top spot as of press time at 12:55AM ET Friday morning.

The balance of the Top 5 (Top 6, in fact) belongs to the various Voice Memos of Jung Kook’s recently released album “Golden.”

AJR’s “The Maybe Man” follows at #7, ahead of the 2023 edition of The Beatles’ “Blue Album” (#8), CMA Entertainer of the Year Lainey Wilson’s “Bell Bottom Country” (#9) and the 2023 edition of The Beatles’ “Red Album” (#10).

Written by Brian Cantor

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