Chris Stapleton stays at No. 1 for second week in a row after CMA wins
Chris Stapleton’s Traveller may not have rocked the charts when it was released back in May, but after re-entering the Billboard 200 at No. 1 last week, he clocked in at the top spot again, Billboard reports.
Stapleton’s debut solo album won big at the CMA Awards — it nabbed Album of the Year, and he walked away with New Artist of the Year and Male Vocalist of the year — but when the album first came out, it peaked at No. 14. When asked about the re-entry, Stapleton told EW, “We were supposed to be slowing down,” he told EW. “So now I think we have some stuff to figure out. You can’t expect to have this kind of a thing all the time. What a treat to get to have a moment.”
Country reigned further down on the charts too. Eric Church’s surprise album Mr. Misunderstood earned him No. 2 after debuting at No. 3 last week. Church put out the album just before the CMAs and debuted a performance of its title track at the award show.
Ellie Goulding’s latest album Delirium debuted at No. 3, which is her highest premiere yet. (Its biggest single “On My Mind” hit No. 18 on the Billboard Hot 100.)
For more on this week’s charts, head to Billboard.