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Kenny Chesney lands eighth U.S. number one with live album

Kenny Chesney has scored his eighth number one album in America, as Live In No Shoes Nation debuts at the top of the Billboard 200 countdown.
The album has chalked up 219,000 equivalent album unit sales to easily beat Kelly Clarkson’s new release, Meaning of Life, which debuts at two.
Chesney is now one chart-topper behind Garth Brooks among all country acts, but he has debuted more albums at the top of the charts – eight to Brooks’ seven.
Live in No Shoes Nation is also the first live album to lead the chart in over seven years, since charity release Hope for Haiti Now spent at week at number one in 2010. It’s also the largest sales week for a live album since Paul McCartney’s Back in the U.S. Live 2002 opened with sales of 224,000.
Behind Clarkson’s new release is Chris Brown’s Heartbreak on a Full Moon, which enters the Billboard 200 at three, while 21 Savage, Offset and Metro Boomin’s surprise collaborative album, Without Warning, debuts at four.
Post Malone’s Stoney rounds out the top five.
Rappers Yo Gotti and Big K.R.I.T. also debut new albums in the top 10.

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